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  • Police use of military-style gear is rarely appropriate [Letter]

    Police use of military-style gear is rarely appropriate [Letter]
    Nothing can justify the looting and violence by those who used the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer as an opportunity to destroy the businesses and property of residents who had no hand in what happened and we should condemn the actions that have overshadowed the rights of citizens to peacefully protest. Yet the presence of military-style equipment in response to such demonstrations of civil disobedience should also be scrutinized.
  • For Baltimore Ukrainian community, events a world away hit home

    For Baltimore Ukrainian community, events a world away hit home
    The violence in Ukraine struck a home in Roland Park when Marta Zahalak began hearing from relatives through email and Facebook about her late husband's nephew, a physicist who was killed after traveling hundreds of miles to Kiev for anti-government...

    How social media fights repressive regimes

    How social media fights repressive regimes
    When Emily Parker started writing columns about China and the Internet for the Wall Street Journal in 2004, she was skeptical that fledgling social media sites could make much of an impact. "I wasn't convinced that the Internet was going to be...

    Under Armour goes for Olympic gold

    Under Armour goes for Olympic gold
    When the winter Olympics gets underway next month in Sochi, Russia, Under Armour's logo will be seen by millions of viewers around the globe as the Baltimore-based brand sponsors two U.S. teams and another from Canada. The Olympic sponsorships —...

    What Really Happened in Geneva? Ask Iran. [Commentary]

    What Really Happened in Geneva? Ask Iran. [Commentary]
    The nuclear accord reached in Geneva last month has sparked a robust debate in the U.S. and around the world. Was the agreement a major achievement in preventing Tehran from obtaining the nuclear bomb, as President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John...