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  • The hottest issue: Climate change dwarfs other problems

    The hottest issue: Climate change dwarfs other problems
    An optimist might want to raise a glass as 2011 winds down. U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by New Year's Eve. The global AIDS pandemic is ebbing. And the U.S. unemployment rate dropped by nearly half a percent in November. But an optimist would have to...
  • Caplan's Auction & Appraisal Co. keeps busy in new Savage Mill location

    Caplan's Auction & Appraisal Co. keeps busy in new Savage Mill location
    Caplan’s was a fixture of Historic Ellicott City for 26 years. But as owner John Caplan shared, “We decided to close our retail business there because the auction and appraisal business had grown to the point where we needed to focus solely on...
  • Bradley Manning supporters plan rally outside Fort Meade

    Bradley Manning supporters plan rally outside Fort Meade
    Hundreds of activists are planning to demonstrate outside Fort Meade this weekend in support of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy organization...
  • Convert defense cuts into civilian benefits

    Convert defense cuts into civilian benefits
    Weapons-makers, ideologues and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta are busy whipping up fears in reaction to scheduled reductions in our bloated military budget. Don't be fooled. These cuts will not put our security at risk, though they will cut into profits...
  • Drop the 'two-war' plan

    Drop the 'two-war' plan
    As defense strategists at the Pentagon carry out their review of how to make roughly $400 billion in cuts over 10 years, and Congress considers the possibility of reductions twice as large as required by the supercommittee's failure to reach agreement,...
  • Manning supporters barred from courtroom

    Two supporters of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning were barred Monday from the accused WikiLeaker's preliminary military hearing at Fort Meade. The American Civil Liberties Union, meanwhile, said it would appear in federal court Tuesday to challenge the...
  • The U.S. shouldn't prop up tyrants, even if they're on 'our' side

    I awoke Monday to news that North Korea's tyrant, Kim Jong Il, is dead ("Kim Jong Il, 1942-2011: Enigmatic leader," Dec. 19). The article in The Sun was part of a confluence of events that include the military hearing at Fort Meade for accused Pentagon...
  • From warfront to homefront for the holidays

    From warfront to homefront for the holidays
    Alerted via Facebook, connected by Skype, Joseph Vencill was able to "be" in the delivery room for the birth of his first child even though he was serving in Iraq at the time. Still, there's only so much you can do by satellite. "I'm not sure how much...
  • Prosecutors portray Manning as determined leaker

    Prosecutors portray Manning as determined leaker
    In closing arguments Thursday, Army prosecutors presented a damning portrait of Pfc. Bradley Manning as a soldier who used his top-secret security clearance to scour classified computer networks for documents and burn the data onto discs with the...
  • For families of war dead, Christmas brings grief

    For families of war dead, Christmas brings grief
    "There's a grief that can't be spoken. There's a pain goes on and on. Empty chairs at empty tables Now my friends are dead and gone." — Marius, from the musical "Les Miserables" "It's the most wonderful time of the year," Andy Williams...
  • Book review: 'Westmoreland' by Lewis Sorley

    Book review: 'Westmoreland' by Lewis Sorley
    Reading Lewis Sorley's scalding biography of Army Gen. William Westmoreland, "Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam," is like watching a slow-motion replay of an oncoming train wreck. The result of this collision is known: failure of the U.S....