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  • In Gaza, the powerless multitudes suffer

    In Gaza, the powerless multitudes suffer
    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...
  • Logan Cavey and Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett

    Logan Cavey and Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett
    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...
  • For Israel, it's different this time

    For Israel, it's different this time
    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...
  • Gaza on the brink

    Gaza on the brink
    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...
  • Bombs in Palestine, then and now

    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...
  • Civilization has no place for drones

    Civilization has no place for drones
    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...
  • Generals' indiscretions have real consequences for U.S. policy

    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...
  • Hubris led to the downfall of Petraeus, Allen

    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...
  • Eagle Archive: Thank a firefighter day in Carroll County

    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...
  • Transcript of Obama's remarks to U.S. Naval Academy graduates

    Transcript of Obama's remarks to U.S. Naval Academy graduates
    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...
  • Carroll County soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

    Carroll County soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
    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...
  • After war, a joyful reunion recalled on Memorial Day

    After war, a joyful reunion recalled on Memorial Day
    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...