With talks on Iran's nuclear program likely to be extended, it's crucial that Congress continue to give the administration room to negotiate and not scuttle the chance for a deal with tough talk and unrealistic demands.
Neither U.S. activism in the case of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Iran, nor U.S. inaction in the case of Syria, has yet to bring the results hoped for by the Obama Administration. While U.S. policy in the Middle East has not yet broken down, except, perhaps in the case of Syria; the U.S. remains a long way from the breakthrough in the region that the Obama Administration had hoped for.
A new government report raises questions about the consistency of federal nuclear power plant oversight, noting regional disparities in the frequency with which plants - including Maryland's Calvert Cliffs - have been cited for safety problems or violations.
David Zurawik: 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.
The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay-cut since early July.
Edgewood-based Smiths Detection's HazMatID Elite has won the Excellence in Design Gold Award at Appliance Design Magazine's 26th Annual Excellence in Design Awards. Elite is the next generation of Smiths Detection's HazMatID, the world's most widely used field-portable solid and liquid chemical identifier.
The new Aberdeen Corporate Park promises 269,000 square feet of LEED-certified office space off of Route 22. But defense contractors have been slow to set up shop at this and many other office projects in and around Aberdeen.
Travelers gripe about having to remove shoes while going through airport security. But imagine being the Transportation Security Administration screener who has to deal with thousands of grumpy passengers daily or must rummage through strangers' dirty underwear to look for items that could blow up a plane.
Maryland defense contractors are asking lawmakers for details on the so-called sequester — deep budget cuts, including $800 billion to defense spending, due to strike Jan. 2 because the congressional supercommittee failed last year to reach a deficit-reduction agreement.
The state Board of Public Works gave its unanimous approval Wednesday to a wetlands dredging permit for a company that hopes to build a third nuclear reactor at the Calvert Cliffs power plant in Southern Maryland even though the project is far from getting off the ground.