| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Qualifying for the Boston Marathon was not on Michelle Hollingsworth's radar when she broke into a jog at the start of the Marine Corps Marathon in 2012, but it sure was 3 hours and 36 minutes later.
The 47-year-old hadn't expected to cross the finish...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Anyone who has competed in a road race knows that extra police and security are as much a part of the event as water stops and cheering spectators.
But the last time John Gilligan ran the Boston Marathon in 2012 — a year before two bombs...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:48 PM
From metal detectors to ID checks, visitors entering agency headquarters and large federal facilities in and around the nation's capital are subjected to intense security — so much so that they're often warned to leave extra time to get through...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Thanks for publishing the article "Lawsuit targets use of warrantless NSA wiretaps in criminal prosecutions" (April 7). It seems that Jamshid Muhtorov, accused of providing support to a terrorist group, was a victim of FBI and National Security Agency...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:13 AM
If you haven't yet felt pity for Secretary of State John Kerry, you will after seeing "Camp David," the new play by Lawrence Wright at Arena Stage about the most famous attempt to broker peace in the Middle East.
Every issue that has frustrated Kerry...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:49 AM
In the wake of the leaks to the media of classified national security information, the nation is embroiled in a policy debate about whether and how the National Security Agency should carry out the collection and use of bulk data. The sensationalized...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Sun recently published extensive, highly negative but unchallenged remarks about Israel made by Richard Falk, who is identified in the story as an unbiased UN human rights investigator monitoring Israel's treatment of Palestinians ("U.N....
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
I have developed a habit of noting things that annoy me, a not infrequent task for a Republican these days. When the grievance list gets long enough, I turn it into a Sunday column.
Herein my latest list:
1. Eric Holder: In no particular order,...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Work on the expansion of the Panama Canal, led by a European consortium, resumed recently after a disturbing interruption of the project because of a cost dispute. Completion of the work may now have been set back to December 2015 or later. The visit to...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:21 AM
In our religious relationships there are frequently rituals and symbols: the sign of the cross, prayers, special embraces, a kiss. These customs are expressions of our humility, love and heartfelt needs.
Many people who seldom go to church make a...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:41 AM
On Sept. 12, 2001 senior managers and technical experts crammed into the narrow and stuffy conference room of the National Security Agency's Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) director. Each was trying to make sense of what had just happened the previous...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:42 AM
"I told him, 'Dude, I can't play GTA today.'" Damanti Melvin, a lanky young man in a red plaid shirt, shook his head as he related the conversation to the stocky blond kid standing with him.
Damanti and Collin Morley were waiting patiently in line...