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  • The cost of Guantanamo

    The cost of Guantanamo
    The hunger strike by inmates protesting conditions at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba is forcing the Obama administration to revisit its policy of indefinite detention without trial for terrorist suspects. It's about time. As Mr. Obama noted...
  • Maybe Majid Khan rates a stateside prison cell

    Maybe Majid Khan rates a stateside prison cell
    As a teenager in the mid-1990s, he moved with his parents to the United States from Pakistan. The family sought and received political asylum. They settled in Baltimore County and operated a gas station. The boy attended Owings Mills High School. His...
  • NSA chief says programs disrupted 50 terrorist plots

    NSA chief says programs disrupted 50 terrorist plots
    Under growing pressure over recently disclosed surveillance programs, the head of the National Security Agency told lawmakers Tuesday that gathering telephone data and monitoring Internet use has helped to disrupt more than 50 "potential terrorist events"...
  • After the Boston bombings, returning to our post-9/11 rituals

    After the Boston bombings, returning to our post-9/11 rituals
    In the two months after 9/11, I called Baltimore County police to check out a black-and-tan backpack left by an office door in Towson, reported an abandoned carry-on bag at BWI to Maryland State Police and refused to watch a bulky valise for a stranger...
  • Boston bombing suspect belongs in civilian court

    Boston bombing suspect belongs in civilian court
    A 19-year-old naturalized American citizen is accused of committing a crime of violence in the United States, and a gaggle of elected officials are urging for him to be treated as an enemy combatant and placed in the hands of the military. Not just the...
  • Did PC attitude hamper FBI in Boston?

    Did PC attitude hamper FBI in Boston?
    The FBI had previously been warned by the Russian government that the 26-year-old Boston bombing terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev was being radicalized ("Bombing suspect faces U.S. charges," April 23). The FBI interviewed him and then just opened the door...
  • Did that really happen? In America?

    Did that really happen? In America?
    My periodic "Did You Know" columns tend to raise the blood pressure of more conservative readers who are embarrassed/angry/frustrated by the increasingly aggressive counter-cultural policies of the hard left and their allies in Hollywood, on campus, and...
  • Obama's surveillance state

    Obama's surveillance state
    A report late Wednesday that a top-secret court authorized the National Security Agency to collect the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers should raise serious concerns about the scope of the Obama administration's domestic surveillance...
  • Rand Paul's filibuster worked

    Rand Paul's filibuster worked
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul got a lot of attention Wednesday for mounting an honest-to-God filibuster of President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director, John Brennan. The nation's political class marveled at his real-life Mr. Smith act, the funny stuff his...
  • Romney foreign policy: Style over substance

    Mitt Romney's major speech on foreign policy at the Virginia Military Institute Monday was long on style but remarkably short on substance. On the unrest in the Middle East, Israel, Iran, Syria and relations with China, the GOP challenger was quick to...
  • Howard County teen pleads guilty to terrorism plot

    Howard County teen pleads guilty to terrorism plot
    With a full math and science scholarship to the Johns Hopkins University and accolades for his writing, Howard County's Mohammad Hassan Khalid seemed ready to continue the American dream his father embarked on years ago when he brought the family from...
  • There was nothing 'spontaneous' about the attack on our consulate

    Following the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that the deaths of four American diplomats there were the result of a planned terrorist attack ("Investigation of Libya attack...