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  • September 11: Ten years later, a different world

    Maybe it was the graphic-novel clarity of the images, the perfect geometry of the World Trade Center towers against the flat blue sky, the orange fireballs that blossomed from the puncture wounds. Or perhaps it was the cascading of horrors, a plane...
  • The legacy of 9/11

    The legacy of 9/11
    Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and serves as a point to measure the indelible impact that day has had on the American people. In recent weeks, much has been written and broadcast about the shock and horror of that day and its...
  • Christopher Hitchens dies

    Christopher Hitchens dies
    Christopher Hitchens, the author and Vanity Fair essayist, has died at age 62. Erik Wemple's blog in the Washington Post strings together some memorable tributes to Hitchens, whose writing talents were equalled by his ability to drink others under the...
  • U.S. war on terror focuses on new battlefield: the Internet

    A Woodlawn man watches online videos of Osama bin Laden, posts about jihad on his Facebook page, and — according to federal prosecutors — agrees to a plot to detonate a bomb at a military recruiting center in Catonsville. An Ellicott City...
  • Bipartisan cooperation evident on intelligence bill

    Last week, Congress passed legislation authorizing spending for our country's 16 intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The fact that the bill passed with...
  • Annual flag-waving event recalls 'tragedy that should never have happened'

    Annual flag-waving event recalls 'tragedy that should never have happened'
    Every year since 2001, Del. Pat McDonough has brought out dozens of residents from Harford County and around the region to remind everyone of the 9/11 terror attacks by waving American flags on Route 152 over the I-95 bridge. This year, the 10th...
  • Bin Laden's lasting victory

    The hoopla of commemorations, ceremonies and speeches about 9/11 have come and gone, but each time an air traveler submits to an invasive body search that violates the Muslim custom of modesty, the soul of Osama bin Laden laughs; even though dead, he...
  • Was the U.S. right to kill al-Awlaki?

    Was the U.S. right to kill al-Awlaki?
    The killing of American-born, radical cleric and al-Qaida propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki by a CIA-operated drone last week is being touted as a major victory by U.S. counterterrorism officials. Mr. al-Awlaki has been described as a high-ranking figure in...
  • Arnold teenager explores the world — and her own backyard

    Arnold teenager explores the world — and her own backyard
    One of Lauren Morrell's earliest memories involves a family hike and a candy wrapper, which explains why the 16-year-old from Arnold is now the student representative to the Severn Riverkeeper group and why, the day she turned 15, she applied to become...
  • Why limit drone strikes against Americans to other countries?

    I wasn't surprised to see that the peanut gallery on the far right has no objection to the Obama administration's use of extra-judicial murder against people it deems sufficiently anti-American (whether or not they have actually committed a crime). ("...
  • Killing al-Awlaki was a political stunt unworthy of a great nation

    Some in our government are claiming that U.S.-born anti-American Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in self defense by a C.I.A.-operated drone; they expect us to buy the nonsense that America, a huge and powerful nation was so terrified of this...
  • Rodricks raised important questions about bin Laden killing

    Ward Coe's letter criticizing Dan Rodricks's excellent column on bin Laden's death contains assertions that are false or misleading ("Calling raid an 'execution' insults SEALs," May 9). "For every country except ours, the rules of engagement would be...