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  • Wikileaks' wings are clipped

    Julian Assange, the peripatetic and elusive founder of the whistleblower web site Wikileaks, put himself at the center of a fine bit of political theater over the weekend when he used his fugitive status at the Ecuadorean embassy in London to demand the...
  • 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...
  • Cummings a disgrace in Benghazi hearings

    Cummings a disgrace in Benghazi hearings
    The other day I sat down to watch some of the coverage of the Benghazi hearings and almost spit out my drink in utter dismay at the ignorance and incompetence of Rep. Elijah Cummings ("U.S. diplomat details attack in Benghazi," May 9). Now, mind you...
  • Breathless over Benghazi: Republicans can't help overplaying their hand

    Breathless over Benghazi: Republicans can't help overplaying their hand
    Republicans could make an easy hit on the Obama administration by highlighting the State Department's apparent bureaucratic blundering during and after the deadly terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last fall, but they refuse to...
  • The job market is bad enough; why add immigration reform?

    The job market is bad enough; why add immigration reform?
    Years ago it was unthinkable that smart, ambitious and college-educated young people would have trouble finding entry level work ("Slow start," May 12). Today, this youthful demographic has been simultaneously dumped on a shrinking employment market and...
  • 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...
  • Benghazi deserves real review

    Benghazi deserves real review
    Whether the House investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is a political witch hunt aimed at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her possible run for president in 2016, as Democrats allege, or a principled...
  • 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...
  • Bad faith and Benghazi

    Bad faith and Benghazi
    "Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference -- at this point, what difference does it make?" That was how then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton famously...
  • Friends School graduate earns free trip to Russia

    Friends School graduate earns free trip to Russia
    Alex Brooks started studying Russian because he needed a language class and didn't want to take French. Spanish class was filled, so the Friends School student settled for Russian. "I was willing to take a risk with a new alphabet," said Brooks, a...