| May 24, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Let's take a break from the raging discord that has dominated Washington lately by remembering federal employees who died abroad in service to their country. With so much attention focused on what the government has done wrong, we'll end the week with...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:05 AM
It has been a rough week or so for the Obama administration. From Benghazi to the tapping of reporters' phones to the IRS admitting that it targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny, the press is in a frenzy, and many are questioning President...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
There are about to be 830,000 barrels of the dirtiest, most inefficient oil piped clear through our country from Canada, straight over an active seismic earthquake zone, through Native American reservations, and all the way to Texas via the Keystone XL...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:20 AM
The U.S. Peace Corps will begin accepting applications from same-sex couples who wish to serve overseas together for the first time next month, the agency announced Tuesday.
The move follows a broader shift by the Obama administration toward publicly...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 9:38 AM
With the revised route for the Keystone XL pipeline having last week won approval from Nebraska's Republican governor, the geology of North America's most controversial energy project is clear: It has landed President Barack Obama between a rock and a...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Musical and cultural diversity are at the heart of what the Harlem Quartet is all about. The string ensemble brings an eclectic program to Columbia when it performs for the Candlelight Concert Society series on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m., at Howard...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90.
Born in Baltimore and raised in...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Unfortunately, our nation faces enormous challenges in virtually every region of the globe.
In countries ranging from Iran to North Korea to Syria to Mali, and on issues spanning terrorism, drug trafficking, global warming and cyber warfare, each day...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:25 AM
The State Department is probably very pleased with the outcome of last week's hostage crisis in Algeria, although given the loss of innocent lives it would be impolitic for officials to say so.
In case you missed it, Islamic militants had held an...
| Jan 25, 2013
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's swan song before the Senate and House committees on foreign affairs was in a sense a prelude to any future bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. It gave Republicans a last chance to cast her as an...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
I sat stunned on Wednesday as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked a congressional panel "what difference, at this point, does it make?" who was at fault for the deaths of four Americans killed during the terrorist attack on our diplomats in Benghazi,...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Many Republicans and some conservative Democratic legislators in Annapolis believe the Maryland General Assembly has become a proving ground for the presidential ambitions of Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The governor's critics believe that by pushing issues...