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  • Drone warfare becomes America's face to the world

    Drone warfare becomes America's face to the world
    It is certainly not be what he hoped or intended, but one of President Barack Obama's biggest legacies in foreign affairs may prove to be the proliferation of drones as tools of war, assassination and terror. Mr. Obama is not the first to use drones...
  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • Archbishop Lori, O'Malley among parade of witnesses urging death penalty repeal

    Archbishop Lori, O'Malley among parade of witnesses urging death penalty repeal
    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...
  • Time to re-think U.S. use of drones

    Time to re-think U.S. use of drones
    Drones over Syria? Hold on! ("CIA eyes drone strikes in Syria," March 16). The whole business of drone strikes on nations with whom we are not at war gets murkier and more distasteful daily — and cries out for transparency from the Obama...
  • U.S. hiding behind tortured definitions

    U.S. hiding behind tortured definitions
    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...
  • 60 Minutes serves the president some softballs

    60 Minutes serves the president some softballs
    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...
  • A Pyrrhic victory?

    A Pyrrhic victory?
    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...
  • Obama must recognize al-Qaida threat

    Obama must recognize al-Qaida threat
    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,...
  • Pakistan coming apart at the seams

    Pakistan coming apart at the seams
    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 --...
  • U.S. should rethink role in North Africa

    U.S. should rethink role in North Africa
    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...
  • Sun dishonestly recalls St. Pat's Day violence

    Sun dishonestly recalls St. Pat's Day violence
    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...
  • What Rand Paul got right

    What Rand Paul got right
    I hope I'm not too late to the fight. Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Mr. Paul's stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for...