| Dec 8, 2012
A Defense Department funding bill has made bedfellows of two groups more likely to be found in opposite corners: federal labor and federal contractors.
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and the Professional Services Council (PSC)...
| Dec 7, 2012
Syria's 20-month-long civil war appears to be approaching a tipping point as fighting around Damascus intensifies amid signs that President Bashar Assad's grip on power may be weakening. As the final phase in the long conflict apparently draws nearer, the...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Here we go again with a "chemical weapons" bogey man ("New fears over Syrian conflict," Dec. 4). America invaded and is occupying Iraq thanks to alleged weapons of mass destruction, and now Syria is in our gun sights based on similar claims. Don't we know...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:15 AM
While many have persuasively argued that the fiscal cliff defense cuts would hurt innovation and slow our economic recovery, few offer concrete examples of how these catastrophic cuts would endanger our national security.
Iran's drive to acquire nuclear...
| Dec 9, 2012
Either the world will end on Dec. 21, or it won't. Your view depends on whether you believe in a much-publicized but debunked interpretation of the Mayan calendar, or you don't. Here are 10 facts so amazing they may crack the time-space continuum:
| Jan 5, 2013
| 3:07 PM
As a woman in the Army, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt is barred from serving in the infantry. But that didn't stop commanders in Afghanistan from tapping her when they needed a female soldier to accompany men on their door-kicking missions.
Hunt's job on...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:09 PM
One day in my high school philosophy class, the teacher gave us a list of different methods of expression and asked us to determine which ones constituted language. Among those that ended up in the "no" stack was music, since, we decided, it worked on a...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:28 PM
More Marylanders will take holiday trips this year, and most will drive — even though gas prices are the highest they have ever been entering the holiday season, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
"Gas prices do not appear to be deterring motorists...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:54 AM
A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology.
If signed by President Barack Obama, the...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:07 PM
House and Senate military budget writers have agreed on a $633 billion defense authorization bill that in some cases goes beyond Pentagon suggested spending levels for programs.
Perhaps most significantly to Hampton Roads (and southeastern Connecticut),...
| Jul 26, 2012
In the heat of a presidential election, a certain amount of spin from the candidates is par for the course. The recent onslaught of negative TV ads is surprising only in the earliness of their arrival, leaving one to shudder at what September and...