| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:30 AM
I watched 60 Minutes on Sunday and saw the anguish still being experienced by the Sandy Hook parents. Their grief has caused them to turn to action, and they are in Washington to lobby Congress to pass legislation that might prevent other gun tragedies....
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Every day you read something about Afghan President Hamid Karzai complaining that the U.S. military or the U.S. government did this or that which affected his country in an adverse way ("Hagel's shaky Afghan debut," March 12). When are we going to pull...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Anybody who has spent any time around teenagers develops a kind of sixth sense for when they are hearing those teens lie.
The elaborate explanation. The breezy dismissal. The dramatic outrage.
When teens tell you it isn't a big deal, it usually is....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:02 PM
No sooner had the U.S. announced that it would reopen long-stalled peace negotiations with the Taliban this week than Afghan President Hamid Karzai rushed to throw cold water on the idea. Mind you, the mercurial Mr. Karzai had been on board with the...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:42 AM
It's sometimes said that a lame-duck president is a weakened leader from the first day of his last term. The two-term limit of the 22nd Amendment, imposed by wrathful Republicans in 1951 in response to FDR's breach of the George Washington tradition, is...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military.
| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90.
Born in Baltimore and raised in...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:30 PM
For Capt. Martin Noorsalu, deploying to Afghanistan with the Maryland National Guard last year was an unusual opportunity.
Noorsalu is one of only a dozen helicopter pilots in the Estonian Air Force. The sole air defense service of the former Soviet...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili visited Baltimore on Wednesday as part of a U.S. tour intended to build support for his country's bid to join NATO. Saakashvili visited the city to meet with Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat. He has also met with...
| Dec 7, 2012
Syria's 20-month-long civil war appears to be approaching a tipping point as fighting around Damascus intensifies amid signs that President Bashar Assad's grip on power may be weakening. As the final phase in the long conflict apparently draws nearer, the...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:15 PM
The announcement Sunday that the U.S. will join Turkey in providing "nonlethal" humanitarian aid to Syrian opposition groups is a clear sign of the Obama administration's growing frustration with the failure of diplomatic efforts to halt Syrian...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:44 PM
An Air Force squadron commander who grew up in Middle River and graduated from Baltimore County public schools is among those who have applied to be the school system's next superintendent.
Timothy T. Tenne, 42, has no experience in education but said he...