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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maryland college student killed in Egypt during protest

    Maryland college student killed in Egypt during protest
    An American college student stabbed to death during a protest in Egypt was in the country to teach English to children and improve his Arabic, his family said. Andrew Pochter, 21, from Chevy Chase, Maryland, died after being stabbed in the chest on...
  • Libya crisis the latest chapter in Obama's foreign policy follies

    Libya crisis the latest chapter in Obama's foreign policy follies
    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...
  • There was nothing 'spontaneous' about the attack on our consulate

    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...
  • Remember the unemployed

    Remember the unemployed
    I noticed the recent article on employment ("A real chance to start anew," June 23) focused solely on people who already have jobs finding and getting better jobs. They really aren't starting anew — they were already past the starting line and...
  • Revising the outlook on deaths and taxes

    The recent House oversight hearing showed, among other things, that notwithstanding White House assertions to the contrary for almost two weeks, there was no public demonstration whatsoever outside the Benghazi Consulate on the night of the Sept. 11...
  • Secretary of State promises fight wherever 'homophobia raises its ugly frightened head'

    Secretary of State promises fight wherever 'homophobia raises its ugly frightened head'
    The U.S. Department of State is committing to fighting homophobia and is looking for new ways it can protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in countries around the world, including within the United States, Secretary John...
  • Keep up the pressure on Iran

    Keep up the pressure on Iran
    At a time when the election of a new, allegedly "moderate" president of Iran has created much excitement and raised many expectations, a more sober assessment of the nature of the Iranian regime is found in the annual report on terrorism issued by the...
  • SSA makes gender change in records easier

    SSA makes gender change in records easier
    The Social Security Administration, which is based in Woodlawn, has adopted a new policy making it easier to change one's gender in agency records, the organization announced last week. Organizations representing the national transgender community...
  • Benghazi attack: Time for an honest accounting

    Benghazi attack: Time for an honest accounting
    Despite this season's election-year politics, the Obama administration needs to acknowledge mistakes at the U.S. consulate in Libya, where four Americans were killed last month in an apparent terrorist attack, and to learn from them. That's the only way...