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  • On one Baltimore street, two opposing views on Gaza

    On one Baltimore street, two opposing views on Gaza
    Justin Myers stepped out of Penn Station in Baltimore on Wednesday evening to find two groups of protesters chanting, waving flags and blocking traffic. Hundreds of pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian protesters were out to support their respective sides in...
  • Don't trust Hamas on civilian deaths [Letter]

    Don't trust Hamas on civilian deaths [Letter]
    A credible news outlet requires credible sources. Yet you report without question that of the dead in Gaza, "most are civilians" ("Israel denies role in Gaza hospital blast that killed 7 children," July 28). The only primary source for this...
  • Israel has right to self-defense [Letter]

    Israel has right to self-defense [Letter]
    Israel has not only the right but the obligation to protect its citizens from Hamas-launched rocket attacks that now have targeted Tel Aviv and Jerusalem ("A dangerous turning point in Israel," July 7). If Hamas wants to call an end to the now...
  • Conflict over Gaza is one-sided [Letter]

    Conflict over Gaza is one-sided [Letter]
    When we sweep aside all the rhetoric and public relations on both sides of the latest Israeli-Palestinian hostilities ("Israel has right to self-defense," July 14), what stands out plainly is how ridiculously one-sided the conflict is. In its aerial...
  • Another war in Gaza [Editorial]

    Another war in Gaza  [Editorial]
    The five-hour cease fire between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip was the calm before the storm. Hamas rockets began raining down on Israel at the moment the United Nations-requested lull ended on Thursday afternoon. Israel waited a bit longer —...
  • Hamas is the aggressor in Gaza [Letter]

    Hamas is the aggressor in Gaza [Letter]
    Evidently letter writer Bruce Knauff ignored the facts when he claimed that the Israeli response to thousands of rockets fired into Israel is of no importance compared to the casualties in Gaza ("Conflict over Gaza is one-sided," July 16). Hamas started...
  • The last POW [Editorial]

    The last POW  [Editorial]
    The release Saturday of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years as a prisoner of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan surely marked a jubilant moment for his family and friends in Boise, Idaho. Sgt. Bergdahl went missing from his unit in 2009 under...
  • Critics attack soldier swap

    Critics attack soldier swap
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Hard choices in Iraq [Editorial]

    Hard choices in Iraq  [Editorial]
    The lightening takeover of large parts of Syria and western Iraq last week by Sunni Muslim extremists has totally scrambled U.S. efforts to deal with a burgeoning conflict that threatens to engulf the entire region — and the situation got worse over...
  • City Council approves CeaseFire, police overtime funding in $2.2 million crime fighting proposal

    City Council approves CeaseFire, police overtime funding in $2.2 million crime fighting proposal
    Baltimore's nearly $2.2 million proposal to reduce violent crime received preliminary approval from the City Council Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. The proposal would support Operation CeaseFire, a program aimed at reducing recidivism...
  • Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness leave U.S. looking weak as Iraq crumbles [Commentary]

    Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness leave U.S. looking weak as Iraq crumbles [Commentary]
    Less than three years after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, the black flag of an al-Qaida inspired terrorist group flies above several Iraqi cities. The Iraqi army, despite years of training by the United States, has disintegrated and abandoned...
  • Privacy advocates concerned about Aberdeen Proving Ground blimps

    Privacy advocates concerned about Aberdeen Proving Ground blimps
    The Army is planning to launch a pair of blimps over Maryland this fall to watch the Eastern Seaboard for incoming cruise missiles. It's what else they might be able to see from up there that worries privacy advocates. The Army says the aerostats &#...