| Jun 3, 2011
| 6:30 AM
The Syrian government's increasingly brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters is putting the Obama administration's revamped Middle East policy to its first real test. It's one thing to say U.S. policy toward the region should spring from America's core...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 4:40 PM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City often cites a lack of funds to explain its refusal to pay nearly $12 million in court-ordered judgments to former public housing residents who suffered permanent lead-paint poisoning as children.
But the city's...
| Jun 4, 2011
Reporting from Jerusalem -- Israeli billionaire Sammy Ofer, whose powerful, family-owned conglomerate is under scrutiny for alleged dealings with Iran, died Friday in Tel Aviv after a long illness. He was 89.
Considered Israel's richest man with a family...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Jeff Danovich's commentary "Foreign aid keeps us safe" (Dec.5) could not be further from the truth. It is wrong to rob middle-class American taxpayers in order to enrich wealthy foreign leaders.
In most cases, U.S. foreign aid does more harm than good....
| Jun 15, 2011
Al Schwimmer, a former aircraft engineer who smuggled American planes to Israel for its 1948 war of independence, founded its aerospace industry and later became a figure in the Iran-Contra affair, died in Tel Aviv on Friday, his 94th birthday.
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:09 AM
The American defense community stands at a crossroads. The need to trim the defense budget, as Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently put it, is a "matter of simple arithmetic and political reality." Meanwhile, this year's defense authorization bill,...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:28 AM
The following post is sponsored by Glass Houses Inc., which reminds all customers to refrain from throwing stones.
That includes you, Dennis Thomas.
Commissioner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and a former athletic director at Hampton...
| Jun 17, 2011
Reviewing the multibillion-dollar U.S. aid program in Afghanistan two years ago, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pronounced it a "heartbreaking" failure and promised to make a successful aid program the centerpiece of a revamped strategy to...
| Mar 6, 2011
The President's Year of Crisis — Suez and the Brink of War.
David A. Nichols
Simon & Schuster: 346 pp., $28
As the Middle East has trembled in recent weeks, the Obama administration has struggled for a coherent and forceful...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 3:48 PM
Las preocupaciones sobre la salud del presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez crecen como una avalancha en la medida que se prolonga su ausencia del país debido a una repentina cirugía en Cuba, a causa de una enfermedad de la cual no se tienen detalles.
| Jun 28, 2011
| 3:18 PM
SUNRISE — La noticia de que Hugo Chávez pudiera estar muy enfermo para seguir gobernando a Venezuela ha llenado de optimismo a muchos venezolanos en el sur de Florida, como a Ramón Peraza Jr.
Peraza, estudiante pos graduado de administración...