A series of recent federal reports have raised concerns with safety in small field offices scattered across the country, where federal employees at the IRS, Social Security Administration and other agencies are more likely to interact with the public.
The NSA workforce is not only trained and focused on protecting the privacy rights of U.S. — and now other nation's — citizens during the conduct of their lawful foreign intelligence mission, they are your fellow citizens and their respect for our Constitution was strong enough that they stepped forward to defend it, and our country. They did not step forward to just wink and nod at the Constitution, and then start reading your e-mail and listening to your phone calls.
The success of President Obama's drive to deepen our economic revival depends greatly on the effort to boost U.S. export competitiveness, and nowhere is this more important than for the big new ships needed for growing liquefied natural gas exports. Clearly, the U.S. needs to do whatever possible to keep the Panama Canal work on track.
Many people who seldom go to church make a concerted effort to attend to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday. It is an annual ritual. As a boy, I recall churches opening at 6 a.m., so people could get their ashes before work. It seemed a curious thing to do, accepting a cross of ash on one's forehead -- a symbol of our mortality and repentance. The ashes are a visible reminder that we are always searching for our souls, seeking the meaning of life.
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 morning when two jets slammed into the World Trade Center in New York. The obvious questions were: Who had done this? How could we lift the spirits of the demoralized counterterrorism division? And more importantly, how could we find and track the
After five years of partisan obstruction on Capitol Hill, Mr. Obama says he will still set out to change Washington all right, but not as he originally thought he could. Instead, he's told congressional Republicans that while he's still willing to work with them, he's going to end-run them if they continue to buck his own legislative agenda.
Despite all it lost Saturday morning, I believe Columbia, Md. actually grew stronger that day. Fleeing shoppers helped one another. Store clerks protected their customers. People did the right thing when faced with the unimaginable. And the law enforcement response was swift and organized.
Wheeler and Khalid represent a small but concerning segment of the population who have conspired to commit or aid in committing terrorist acts. There is no easy answer for what compels people like them to venture out on the dark path that leads to destruction, loss of life and prison. But the more important question is: "How can they be stopped?" This requires frank dialogue, and not only examination of factors that promote terrorism, but also our individual and collective roles in preemptive
To the right, 9/11 is a symbol for what we're trying to prevent through our involvement in the Middle East. Every militant group remotely affiliated with al Qaida in Iraq and Afghanistan — regardless of whether their goals include attacks on U.S. soil — has been thrown into a Qaida quesadilla and is immediately considered an enemy.
Lamenting about "civilian deaths" is an oversimplified argument for a Pakistani, just as "hunting down terrorists" is for an American. This oversimplified narrative is a gift of politicians from both countries, who seem to have taken an oath to tell the half-truth.
The shooting death of an unarmed Transportation Security Administration officer in Los Angeles earlier this month focused renewed attention on the safety of the agents who screen passengers for flights every day at the nation's airports, including BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, and prompted a debate about arming some of them.
The words of comfort and respect regarding slain Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was gunned down by a rogue shooter, are intermixed with calls to reform the way the agency carries out its mission, to which I say: What took you so long?
Several veterans who attended the Veterans Day ceremony in Havre de Grace Monday had not heard about the event in advance, but they stopped to listen to speakers honor veterans and their service to the country.
Post-military service can be a period of anxiety and uncertainty. So many men and women return and ask themselves: what now? The Labor Department is here to help answer that question with an array of programs designed to clear pathways into the middle class.
A Polish artist's daughter and three artists representing America, Nigeria and the Dominican Republic have forged an alliance to advance their individual creative visions – after hooking up on the Internet.
Martin Johnson volunteers time training county police department recruits to recognize "the tens of thousands fraudulent identity documents that are out there," he said. He also teaches them to spot fake money.
City police and organizers of this weekend's Baltimore Marathon say they are stepping up security after explosions shook the end of the Boston race this spring, joining other recent running events that have placed restrictions around the finish line.
Christopher Leighton, of Roland Park, is director, and Tom Brown, of Homeland, president of the board of the Towson-based group Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a lecture by a well-known Muslim imam Oct. 3.