| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Sensing a real chance to abolish the death penalty in Maryland after years of trying, opponents of capital punishment brought a parade of religious, political and civil rights leaders to Annapolis Thursday to urge lawmakers to do away with the ultimate...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:00 AM
If it is true, as the writer Samuel Johnson once said, that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel," then the dictionary must be the first.
Consider how readily our leaders, in justifying what cannot be justified, parse definitions down to...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In the days of the late Mike Wallace, "60 Minutes" was known for hard-hitting, aggressive journalism that asked the questions viewers wanted answered and held the powerful accountable.
The Jan. 27 program on which Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Algerian forces claimed a decisive victory this weekend over al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militants who took over a giant natural gas plant near the country's border with Mali last week and threatened to kill hostages and blow up the facility. But the...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's pathetic responses to the Senate and House ("Clinton grilled on Benghazi," Jan. 24), let's be honest that we don't have al-Qaida on the run (as President Barack Obama claimed during the recent campaign; although,...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Defense officials and their allies in Congress have done their best to create a sense of crisis about impending budget cuts, but their warnings have failed to produce any visible result.
Instead, partisan divisions have hardened over how to avoid the...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Distracted by the deadly violence in Mali and Algeria, no one seems to be paying adequate attention to the tragicomedy under way in Pakistan.
This matters because recent events demonstrate without equivocation that Pakistan is an utterly failed state --...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement and 19th Century reach of European imperialism created many nation states America is determined to defend. One of the goals of Islamic Jihad and groups aligned with al-Qaida is to demolish all the boundaries and national...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Apparently, if the secretary of state needs to take a sick day, she had better get a note from her doctor. A very "transparent" note, a very detailed note. With enough copies to send to her most vociferous critics.
Hillary Rodham Clinton suffered a...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Sun's recent article, "City police beef up patrols" (March 8), is so lacking in a grasp of reality that it not only didn't warrant font page, above the fold placement.
The implication is that the Irish or those who claim to be on Saint Patrick's Day...
| Feb 9, 2013
An unsigned and undated Justice Department white paper, obtained by NBC News, reports The New York Times, "... is the most detailed analysis yet to come into public view regarding the Obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing, without a...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:02 AM
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has become a willing pawn in Senate Republicans' efforts to force President Barack Obama into a costly and unnecessary fight over who will serve as his secretary of state when Hillary Clinton leaves that post in the new year....