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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Manning guilty of violating Espionage Act, not guilty of aiding the enemy

    Manning guilty of violating Espionage Act, not guilty of aiding the enemy
    A military judge ruled Tuesday that Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning violated the Espionage Act when he gave a trove of classified material to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks to publish online. But Army Col. Denise Lind found the onetime Marylander not...
  • General on Manning fallout: Relations strained, but no evidence anyone killed

    General on Manning fallout: Relations strained, but no evidence anyone killed
    The general who led the Pentagon's review of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history told a military judge Wednesday that their publication revealed tactics, strained relations with some allies and caused some Afghans to stop...
  • 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...
  • John Kerry's legacy at stake in Mideast peace talks

    John Kerry's legacy at stake in Mideast peace talks
    Secretary of State John Kerry still has a long way to go in his intensive quest for Palestinian-Israeli peace. But his diligent and persuasive pursuit of it suggests that his uneven career search for a legacy of his own may finally have found its proper...
  • A year after Benghazi, still no action to bring the perpetrators to justice

    The Benghazi fiasco and the Obama administration cover-up of that tragic incident are now official non-events. Secretary of State John Kerry has now reinstated the State Department employees who were demoted following the attack. Mr. Kerry has...
  • 'Ace of Cakes' star Duff Goldman gives the 'skinny' on Los Angeles indulgences

    'Ace of Cakes' star Duff Goldman gives the 'skinny' on Los Angeles indulgences
    Last year, Baltimore's "Ace Of Cakes" star Duff Goldman added more layers to his rising confectionary empire, founding Charm City Cakes West and Duff's Cake Mix in Los Angeles. Strategically centered near the world's most prominent movie and...
  • Goodness, what a blessing

    Goodness, what a blessing
    Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder. It was 8:30 in the morning on...
  • Wilde Lake High student to spend junior year studying in Morocco

    Wilde Lake High student to spend junior year studying in Morocco
    Charis Ramsing will watch her former Wilde Lake High classmates return to school next week, having already told them she's transferring elsewhere for a year. The rising junior from Columbia doesn't begin classes at her new school until next month, and...
  • 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...
  • Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief

    Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief
    Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...