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  • Rep. Bartlett right on U.S. intervention in Libya

    Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and I would agree on very few political issues. But he is correct to sue over the war in Libya ("Bartlett, others sue over Libya," June 16). While I have great empathy for the people of Libya who have lived for decades under a...
  • Baltimore man imprisoned in Libya to arrive at BWI Saturday

    Matthew VanDyke — the Baltimore writer and filmmaker who was jailed in Libya for nearly six months and then remained to aid rebels seeking to overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi — is scheduled to return home Saturday. VanDyke, 32, is set to...
  • Baltimore writer still missing in Libya

    Baltimore writer still missing in Libya
    Sharon VanDyke's phone rang Monday afternoon, but after quickly dispensing with the call, she said, sadly, "Well, it wasn't Matthew." The wait continues for the retired principal, who has searched for the past five months for her son, a 32-year-old...
  • Maryland man jailed in Libya returns home

    Maryland man jailed in Libya returns home
    The Baltimore man who traveled to Libya in February at the start of a political uprising there said he was never in the country as a journalist but as a supporter of the revolutionaries. "I was supporting the revolution when I got captured. My mother...
  • Baltimore man held in Libya is free

    Baltimore man held in Libya is free
    Matthew VanDyke, the Baltimore man who went missing in Libya more than five months ago, re-emerged in Tripoli on Wednesday and told his family that he had been held captive by Moammar Gadhafi's government in one of the country's most notorious prisons....
  • U.S. energy policy: A slow national suicide

    U.S. energy policy: A slow national suicide
    In 1969, three unrelated events occurred that have since been combined with political bungling to slowly strangle the U.S. economy. Moammar Gadhafi overthrew King Idris of Libya. He nationalized Western oil company reserves with no retribution from the U....
  • Supercommittee failure: Republicans lose their mantle as guardians of national defense

    Supercommittee failure: Republicans lose their mantle as guardians of national defense
    The American kabuki dance known as the Congressional supercommittee has ended where it started, with no deal on cutting $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit. What it has mostly accomplished is to underscore why public approval of Congress as a whole...
  • The U.S. shouldn't prop up tyrants, even if they're on 'our' side

    I awoke Monday to news that North Korea's tyrant, Kim Jong Il, is dead ("Kim Jong Il, 1942-2011: Enigmatic leader," Dec. 19). The article in The Sun was part of a confluence of events that include the military hearing at Fort Meade for accused Pentagon...
  • On North Korea, caution is better than rash words

    On North Korea, caution is better than rash words
    Perhaps there has been nothing more baffling to American eyes than the photographs of hordes of obviously grief-stricken North Koreans mourning the death of their 69-year-old dictator, Kim Jong Il. Under his reign and that of his father, the people of the...
  • VanDyke, 'Arab Spring freedom fighter,' planning trip to Syria

    VanDyke, 'Arab Spring freedom fighter,' planning trip to Syria
    Matthew VanDyke, the Baltimore man who was captured in Libya last year while fighting with the rebels who eventually overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi, says he is now raising money to travel to Syria and film a documentary about the uprising there....
  • Bin Laden anniversary a reminder of Obama's foreign successes

    Bin Laden anniversary a reminder of Obama's foreign successes
    We are a nation that loves anniversaries — of births, weddings, deaths and everything else under the sun. We're now celebrating the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden and arguing whether President Barack Obama, who gave the order,...
  • Gunmen seize government ministries as Libya spirals further into chaos

    Gunmen seize government ministries as Libya spirals further into chaos
    Armed militiamen have seized control of most Libyan government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the transitional government acknowledged early Monday, in the latest sign of a dramatic deterioration of Libya’s trappings of statehood. Energy-rich...