| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:23 AM
The ultimate freedom is to live free from fear.
A friend, a Palestinian refugee, once laughed. "You? You are American. You don't know the meaning of real fear." I remained silent. In the context she described, having lived in Gaza for 17 years of her...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:50 AM
New Covenant Christian School kindergartner Logan Cavey, 6, recites a portion of the Gettysburg Address to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Memorial Day at the monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield, commemorating the delivery in November 1863 of...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Until this year, the world would have been looking at the intensifying armed confrontation between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip with a sense of deja vu all over again.
But this is 2012, and the political map of the Middle East has changed...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:58 PM
The escalating exchange of rocket barrages and airstrikes between Israel and the Hamas militants who control the Gaza Strip threatens to erupt into an all-out ground war that destabilizes the entire region. The U.S. and its European allies, along with...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Bombs falling on Arab neighborhoods ... Homes demolished ... Civilians killed or wounded ... Soldiers shooting at anything that moves.
That may sound like a description of the past week's violence between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza. But in fact, it...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:48 AM
In his recent speech, President Barack Obama set forth what he described as narrow, reasonable guidelines for using drones to carry out targeted killings overseas. The U.S., he said, will only use drone strikes "against terrorists who pose a continuing...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Gens. John Allen and David Petraeus have been stupid in their misuse of technology, for a flirtation in the case of the former and an affair in the case of the latter ("Pieces of a puzzle," Nov. 14). As philanderers, these two men are abject failures, and...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 6:45 AM
It's amazing that the men who ran the CIA and the war in Afghanistan had so much time on their hands ("Pieces of a puzzle," Nov. 14).
The indiscretions of former CIA Director David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen are an embarrassment. I hate to think what...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 8:37 PM
Hope you had a happy Fire Prevention Week. As we all know, the only good fire is the one that's prevented.
Gov. Martin O'Malley proclaimed Oct. 7-13 as Fire Prevention Week. According to State Fire Marshall William Barnard, the National Fire Protection...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Hello, Midshipmen! (Applause.) Well, thank you, Governor O'Malley, for your kind introduction and the great support that Maryland gives this Academy. To Secretary Mabus, Admiral Greenert, General Paxton -- thank you all for your incredible leadership of...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 12:06 PM
An Army officer from Eldersburg was among five soldiers killed in a helicopter crash earlier this week in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said late Saturday.
Capt. Sara M. Knutson, 27, died Monday in Kandahar, the Pentagon said in a release. Knutson...
| May 26, 2013
| 2:01 PM
As the hospital ship USNS Comfort motored up the Chesapeake Bay, Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Cackowski was eager to see his son — and anxious about how the 18-month-old might react to him.
Cackowski had celebrated Jakob's first birthday...