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  • Freestate Happy Wanderers sponsors annual 9/11 memorial walk from Montpelier Mansion

    Freestate Happy Wanderers sponsors annual 9/11 memorial walk from Montpelier Mansion
    A scorching hot day, with temperatures climbing into the mid-90s and humidity soaring, didn't stop 106 people from participating in the annual 9/11 Memorial Walk at South Laurel's Montpelier Mansion. 
  • Critics attack soldier swap

    Critics attack soldier swap
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...

    A more realistic president? [Commentary]

    A more realistic president? [Commentary]
    As President Obama embarks on his sixth year in the Oval Office, he does so with a greater reality of the political equation he faces, as clearly demonstrated the other night in his State of the Union address. The freshman chief executive five years ago...

    Taliban documentary shows value of Al Jazeera America

    Taliban documentary shows value of Al Jazeera America
    Six months in, there is more to say about Al Jazeera America than that its ratings stink. But that's about the only thing I see written about the Qatar-owned cable channel these days. The ratings are minuscule — about one-half the audience that Al...

    The Iraq War: Was it worth it? [Commentary]

    In early 2003, I marched through downtown Washington, D.C., with my fellow University of Maryland students to protest the Bush Administration's push toward war with the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein. The American people were being told that invading...