| 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 18, 2012
| 4:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two weeks before the economy-threatening "fiscal cliff" is due to kick in, both President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are making significant concessions to each other, backing off what had once been ironclad...
| 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 2, 2012
Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs.
On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Air Force Maj. Justice Sakyi's change-of-station orders to Germany came with a built-in dilemma: what to do about his family's home in Maryland.
He and his wife, Olivia, bought the single-family house in Bowie in early 2006, near the height of the...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:54 AM
Ecuador said it would grant political asylum to Julian Assange, the controversial founder of the whistle-blowing WikiLeaks website who has been holed up for nearly two months inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in a bid to avoid extradition to...
| Apr 22, 2012
President Obama has called a halt to the decade-long rise in defense spending that began after Sept. 11, and has proposed shrinking the Army and Marine Corps by about 14%.
Congressional Republicans (not to mention Mitt Romney) say that would be...
| Mar 4, 2012
Last week, Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, confirmed a no-longer-surprising fact: the Pentagon has sent the White House a menu of options for going to war with Iran.
But that doesn't mean the military thinks bombing Iran...
| Jan 8, 2012
As he unveiled his administration's new blueprint for U.S. defense strategy last week, President Obama sought to vaccinate himself against charges that he was gutting the nation's military.
Even after the strategy is fully implemented, he said, "the...
| Oct 23, 2012
It's a safe bet that President Obama misses the old Mitt Romney — the one who described himself as "severely conservative."
In their first debate in Denver, Romney outflanked the president by assuming the role of Moderate Mitt, a sweet-tempered...
| Apr 8, 2012
The interventionist liberals of the Obama administration were a doleful bunch last week. It was the 20th anniversary of the siege of Sarajevo, when a Bosnian Serb army battered a city full of civilians with artillery while the United States issued...