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  • Catherine Mallette: Having it all vs. having enough

    Catherine Mallette: Having it all vs. having enough
    On a recent cold and foggy Sunday morning in Nantucket, I decided that, no, I wouldn't be going to the beach. I wouldn't be riding the bike I'd lugged to the island, or taking the run I'd envisioned. For the third day in a row, my vacation plans were...
  • Could Biden benefit from scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's handling of Benghazi?

    Could Biden benefit from scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's handling of Benghazi?
    If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hoped she could segue quietly into private life as she pondered a presidential bid in 2016, that fantasy has been abruptly harpooned in the resurrection of the political squabble over the terrorist attack on...
  • Math scores drop among Howard County students

    Math scores drop among Howard County students
    Math scores among Howard County elementary and middle school students dipped this year, according to 2013 Maryland School Assessment results released Tuesday by the Maryland State Department of Education, though scores overall remain higher in the...
  • Assad's last stand

    Assad's last stand
    Syria's 20-month-long civil war appears to be approaching a tipping point as fighting around Damascus intensifies amid signs that President Bashar Assad's grip on power may be weakening. As the final phase in the long conflict apparently draws nearer, the...
  • Cardin stands up for rights

    Cardin stands up for rights
    This month's passage of a new U.S.-Russia trade law has done more than showcase Senator Ben Cardin's dedication to international human rights. By sending the shock to the Kremlin — that the U.S. values prosecuting rights abusers as much as it...
  • Holding the national security course

    Holding the national security course
    President Barack Obama's latest changes in his top national security team seem more a shift to a stronger emphasis on human rights than a break with his long-range determination to keep the United States out of nation-building adventurism. His...
  • Since when does it take a political campaign to become secretary of state?

    Since when does it take a political campaign to become secretary of state?
    There was a time when a president and the opposition party in Congress could agree on certain basics, such as the right of the chief executive to select members of his cabinet with no fuss or bother. The president's most important choice in this...
  • Defense bill includes provision for space contractors

    Defense bill includes provision for space contractors
    A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology. If signed by President Barack Obama, the...
  • Foreign affairs

    Foreign affairs
    Ever since President Bill Clinton "did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," whatever remains of standards seem to have fallen even lower among people who hold offices and positions once thought to require good behavior and strong...
  • Why did the U.S. go to bat for Morsi?

    Why did the U.S. go to bat for Morsi?
    Mohamed Morsi holds a singular distinction. While president of Egypt, he was the world's only democratically elected leader to motivate more than 20 million of his people, one-quarter of the population, to sign a petition calling for his ouster....
  • Where are the moderate Muslims decrying the embassy attacks?

    I agree with the premise of your editorial "Romney has a point" (Sept. 13), that President Barack Obama "failed to explain a core American value" of freedom of speech. However, there was much more lacking in the official administration response. U.S....
  • Colombian orphans visit Maryland families

    Colombian orphans visit Maryland families
    Gustavo, a 12-year-old orphan from Colombia, has spent a week at camp, attended the Catonsville July 4th parade and watched an IronBirds baseball game at Ripken Stadium during what he has been told is a vacation to America. In reality, he and nine...