| May 2, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The Books For Kids Day event has a touching twist this year: It's being dedicated to Anne Smedinghoff, the 25-year-old Johns Hopkins University alum who was killed in a bombing while delivering textbooks to school children in Afghanistan.
| May 8, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The federal government has an innovation problem — or does it?
The answer depends on whom you ask.
Federal employees surveyed over the past three years have had a declining view of government innovation. But that doesn't mean Uncle Sam doesn't...
| 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...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
If there are nearly 20,000 cyber security jobs are available in the state of Maryland, why hasn't it been shouted from the roof tops ("Cyber help wanted," Feb. 27)?
Most employment news we hear now is fairly dismal. With this many high-paying...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to meet Thursday with the family of a Russian lawyer whose death sparked an international outcry over human rights in that country, renewing focus on a controversy that has complicated U.S.-Russian relations at a sensitive...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 6:30 AM
More than seven years after Israel withdrew from Gaza in exchange for peace, we stand today faced with increased rocket fire from Hamas (an organization that is on the U.S. State Department list of foreign terrorist organizations). In the past 12 years,...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:42 AM
It's sometimes said that a lame-duck president is a weakened leader from the first day of his last term. The two-term limit of the 22nd Amendment, imposed by wrathful Republicans in 1951 in response to FDR's breach of the George Washington tradition, is...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:34 PM
An official at the U.S. embassy in Kuala Lumpur has been accused of sexual molestation of his adopted daughter in a Baltimore hotel room while she was here for medical treatment, according to State Department investigators.
A federal grand jury...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 8:13 AM
In greeting new Secretary of State John Kerry, members of the Foreign Service were welcoming one of their own.
They hope his arrival at Foggy Bottom will mark new understanding of — and support for — the work they do around the world....
| Oct 4, 2012
We're now entering the fourth week of the "CSI: Benghazi" hostage crisis. That's how long an FBI forensic team has been trying to gain access in Libya to what the State Department still calls a crime scene -- the Obamaadministration's preferred term for...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Following the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that the deaths of four American diplomats there were the result of a planned terrorist attack ("Investigation of Libya attack...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When Hillary Clinton went to Capitol Hill last week, Republicans opened their bags of overly ripe conspiracy theories and moldering fruitcake ideas and tossed everything at her. Every shot missed.
Republican senators and congressmen on the foreign...