It's past time for another presidential initiative to consider ways to improve conditions in Central America, address the challenges of drugs and migration, and work with all responsible actors in the region. In the spirit of President John Kennedy's Alliance for Progress, this should not be a purely North American venture. Frankly, given our recent perceived indifference, that wouldn't be taken seriously by many of our neighbors in any event.
The grisly discovery Monday of the bodies of three Israeli teens who had been abducted June 12 as they hitchhiked home from a West Bank settlement yeshiva set off a week of mounting violence in the region.
Aberdeen city leaders, joined by first responders from the city and Harford County emergency officials, as well as Aberdeen Proving Ground military leaders, unveiled Saturday a memorial to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.
The United States Constitution prohibits the president from re-engaging the United States military in Iraq to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) without new congressional authorization. Further, the struggle for sectarian power there is irrelevant to our national security. Without the justification of self-defense, United States intervention would additionally create a precedent that would invite intervention by Russia or China in their neighboring countries.
When historians get around to appraising the start of the new century, what will they say about it? If circumstances continue as they have been, the period may well be deemed a deep black hole in the political life of this country.
What Mr. Obama said at West Point, with the bark off, is that the U.S. must get off that "perpetual war footing" sometime if it is to get back to problems at home — and he intends to do what he can to see that happen, within the bounds of its global responsibilities.
Instead of driving on May 30, commuters rode their bikes to work in the company of others, as part of Bike to Work Day, which was rescheduled from an original date of May 16 that was cancelled due to weather.
With Boston Marathon organizers opening up extra slots -- but not decreasing qualifying times -- the normal field of about 26,000 Boston marathoners has swollen to more than 36,000. Of those, 600 are Marylanders.