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  • Is there room for compassion in the American empire?

    Is there room for compassion in the American empire?
    Beyond the spectacle of the presidential race, the Washington consensus pursues business as usual. This is the season in which I wonder, with an ever-intensifying sense of urgency, what it would take to turn our political system into a democracy. "And...
  • The butcher's bill at Antietam

    On Twitter the Library of Congress has retweeted this morsel from the WorldDigitalLibrary: "Battle of #Antietam was #OnThisDay in 1862. 23,000 killed. ..." The Libraryof Congress should know better. The butcher's bill* for Antietam, the 23,000, is the...
  • Wikileaks' wings are clipped

    Julian Assange, the peripatetic and elusive founder of the whistleblower web site Wikileaks, put himself at the center of a fine bit of political theater over the weekend when he used his fugitive status at the Ecuadorean embassy in London to demand the...
  • Not so Secret Service

    Not so Secret Service
    In the 1962 Howard Lindsay-Russel Crouse-Irving Berlin Broadway musical, "Mr. President," one of the songs in the production is titled "The Secret Service," which begins, "The Secret Service makes me nervous ..." If allegations are true that at least...
  • Former Mid sues Naval Academy over rapes

    A former midshipman who says she was raped twice while at the Naval Academy has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force officials to improve their response to sexual assaults at the service academies. In a complaint filed Friday, the woman, now 22, says...
  • Havre de Grace, Aberdeen high schools get AP grant

    Harford County Public Schools is "very pleased and very proud" that Aberdeen and Havre de Grace high schools are the first schools in the county to be involved in the National Math and Science Initiative's grant program for military families, school...
  • Thousands find relief in fairway tent camp

    Thousands find relief in fairway tent camp
    Jean-Michel Frederick lives at the Petionville Club, near the golf course's ninth tee, with a grand view of the valley and the harbor. That would have meant prestige a few weeks ago. Today it means sleeping with his family on the side of a hill inside...
  • When pro football was a lark

    For Mark Bowden, writing a book about the 1958 pro football championship game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants was a return to his roots. Bowden made his name writing prize-winning articles for The Philadelphia Inquirer and best-selling...
  • Iraqi refugee timeline

    Early 2003 The United States prepares to lead the invasion of Iraq. The United States and others position personnel and supplies in the region to respond to a possible refugee crisis. March 19, 2003 President George W. Bush announces the start of...
  • Roadblocks to return

    Adnan al-Sharafy sees a few obstacles holding up the return of Iraqi refugees to their home country: the U.S. military, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the news media. Sharify, an official at the Iraqi Embassy here in Syria, helped to...
  • Things looking up for interpreter

    Today is moving day for Saad Ahmed, a wounded Iraqi interpreter who lost both legs to a roadside bomb last year while working for the U.S. military. Ahmed is moving to a high-end apartment in North Bethesda that is wheelchair-accessible, with a...
  • For Iraqis, working with U.S. has a price

    When three men wearing the black of the Mahdi Army came looking for him, Khalid Abboud al-Khafajee knew it was time to leave Iraq. For more than three years, the retired manufacturing clerk had served as an interpreter for the U.S. military. One Marine...