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  • Witcover on Germond: He was committed to the end to what always was a labor of love

    Witcover on Germond: He was committed to the end to what always was a labor of love
    American journalism has lost a giant in the passing at 85 of Jack Germond, my longtime pal and partner in the joyful chronicling of the antics and outrages of political reformers and rogues alike over the last half-century. Long before we teamed up to...
  • Jack W. Germond, political columnist, dies at 85

    Jack W. Germond, political columnist, dies at 85
    Jack W. Germond, the irascible, portly columnist and commentator who was a fixture on the American political scene for nearly 50 years, including nearly 20 of them in The Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau, died Wednesday morning of chronic obstructive...
  • The Karzai enigma

    The Karzai enigma
    The Obama administration is understandably frustrated by its efforts to forge an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai that would allow a scaled-down U.S. troop presence to remain in the country after most American and NATO forces leave next year....
  • As health insurance kicks in, other issues may arise

    As health insurance kicks in, other issues may arise
    Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of uncertainty, President Barack Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday when the Affordable Care Act begins delivering health coverage to millions of...
  • As Democratic left revives, will Hillary Clinton join its ranks? [Commentary]

    As Democratic left revives, will Hillary Clinton join its ranks? [Commentary]
    Much is being made of former President Bill Clinton's swearing-in of New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at their side at City Hall. The cameo apparently sought to declare...
  • Iraq is still a thorn in the U.S.'s side [Letter]

    Iraq is still a thorn in the U.S.'s side [Letter]
    Letter writer Quinton D. Thompson voices his opinion that the greatest mistake President Obama made in his Mideast policy was to withdraw our troops from Iraq at the end of 2011 ("Surge of al-Qaida in Iraq a result of U.S. policy," Jan. 8). Mr. Thompson...
  • The Iraq War: Was it worth it? [Commentary]

    In early 2003, I marched through downtown Washington, D.C., with my fellow University of Maryland students to protest the Bush Administration's push toward war with the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein. The American people were being told that invading...
  • Ex-CIA lawyer John Rizzo defends 'enhanced interrogation techniques'

    Ex-CIA lawyer John Rizzo defends 'enhanced interrogation techniques'
    When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness. The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But...
  • Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop [Commentary]

    Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop [Commentary]
    One of the best and most enduring aspects of presidential cabinets has been the willingness of many chief executives to appoint at least one member from the opposition party. The practice demonstrates bipartisanship and also gives the president access...
  • Kibitzers seek to mess with the presidential debates [Commentary]

    Kibitzers seek to mess with the presidential debates [Commentary]
    One of the best features of our quadrennial presidential campaigns is the series of debates between the major party nominees, plus another between their running mates. Voters tune in by the millions and get a better look at them than they might at any...
  • HealthCare.gov's hidden flaws [Editorial]

    HealthCare.gov's hidden flaws  [Editorial]
    This much can be said for the Obama administration's boast on Sunday that it had met its self-imposed deadline for making HealthCare.gov work well for the vast majority of users two months after its launch: At least there was no "Mission Accomplished"...
  • August: The time when bored political journalists make mountains out of Washington molehills

    August: The time when bored political journalists make mountains out of Washington molehills
    With Congress in the doldrums of summer recess, our town has inevitably sunk to the game of making political mountains out of molehills. The latest example is disclosure that the campaign manager of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell confided to a...