| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:50 AM
I’m going to begin by saying that I was not sure about this episode from the preview. Hostage situation? It’s been done so many times that I feared that we may be getting the first predictable episode of “Scandal” ever....
| Apr 1, 2013
"I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those (Palestinian) kids, they'd say, 'I want these kids to succeed.'"
— President Barack Obama, in Jerusalem, March 21
— Very true. But how does the other side feel about...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:16 PM
An authentic Indiana Jones is alive and well, right here in town. Baltimore, meet Douglas Comer.
Operating rather inconspicuously from his Charles Village-based firm Cultural Site Research and Management, Comer has overseen some of the region's most...
| Aug 20, 2013
When it comes to Egypt, the U.S. has little leverage and therefore no real options. That's according to the prevailing wisdom, at least.
Yet this analysis — endlessly reiterated in mainstream commentary — is misleading. The absence of...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
In the 65 years since the creation of Israel and the scattering of millions of Palestinians from their historic homeland, hope of resolving the core crisis of the Middle East has risen to joyous pinnacles like Camp David and crashed into despair with...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:36 AM
WASHINGTON – President Obama has canceled plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the country’s decision to offer temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked secret...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
There's a new scarlet letter in town. Actually, it's the same letter -- "A" -- but it stands for a different word that's increasingly regarded as shameful: Austerity. The darling idea of 2010 and 2011 has become the pariah concept of 2012. Once a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- The interview given The New York Times by the new president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, on the eve of his trip to New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting, was notable for its moderation, but more than that, for its calm and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There are times when all a president of the United States must want to do is to get away from it all. Far away. An ocean away. Not just for a weekend at Camp David or a fundraiser in San Francisco. But off to some place where it really doesn't matter what...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
I'm walking from Camp David to the White House starting Friday — 100 miles in the July heat. I'm doing this to honor the 19 firefighters who died fighting a wildfire near Prescott, Ariz., on June 30. These men died particularly horrifying deaths...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:49 PM
They were great antagonists of the Cold War, the avowedly Red-hating American president and the world’s most powerful Communist.
Yet when Richard Nixon hosted Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev for a summit in June 1973, their private exchanges had the...