| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Can a TV news channel based in Qatar really be good for America?
That's the $500 million question as Al Jazeera America prepares to launch this month in 50 million U.S. homes.
The build-up, which has included hiring more than 400 journalists led by...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Don’t trust TV history — ever.
That’s the big conclusion I came to this week after starting out on the simple assignment of previewing a two-hour National Geographic special on the Iraq War.
“America Vs. Iraq,” which...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Col. Denise R. Lind, the Army judge who sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison today after finding him guilty of turning hundreds of thousands of classified documents over to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks, clearly did not buy prosecutors'...
| Aug 23, 2013
Sometimes I worry about our American value system and how it is expressed in our legal system. Pfc. Bradley Manning has just been sentenced for his role in the release of sensitive security data and we are desperate to apprehend Edward Snowden for similar...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:30 AM
I was saddened and disturbed by reader Edward McDonnell's letter about convicted Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning ("Manning jailed while Iraq war's instigators go free, Aug. 26).
While I agree it was unfortunate that the U.S. went to war by...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:24 PM
After nearly bringing the United States into another illegal, unconstitutional war, this time with Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons against its people, President Obama has, appropriately, backed down and decided to seek congressional...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- The dean of Maryland's congressional delegation emerged from a classified briefing Thursday persuaded that Syrian leader Bashar Assad was responsible for last month's chemical weapons attack but undecided on whether a U.S. military strike is...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If I truly believed Syria's Bashar Assad used Sarin gas to kill his people, I'd be outraged ("Where is the outrage?" Sept. 4). However, after watching much of Tuesday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, I'm troubled by the overuse of the term,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:14 AM
"Aunt Millie" — as soldiers receiving care packages in Afghanistan affectionately refer to 95-year-old Vivian "Millie" Bailey — doesn't see an end in sight for the work her group does. Yet she and her volunteers are more than willing to take...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:07 PM
He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:29 PM
At 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, June Martyn turned on her portable stereo at the corner of Columbia's Little Patuxent and Broken Land parkways, and let the sounds from "Waging Peace for Children and Other Living Things," a CD Martyn created with Howard County...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Recent Open Forum letters from Kingsville and Bel Air writers concerning the Tea Party and Republicans are good examples of low information voters and those who have a twisted slant on history to suit their wacky agendas.
Blaming the Tea Party as an...