October 23, 2012
The current economic situation of the United States could not hide behind the focus on foreign policy to area residents and local officials who watched the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Monday night. “If we don't fix our financial situation and get our deficit under control, we could fall from the inside,” said Maryland Del. Andrew A. Serafini, R-Washington. “We are connected globally now more than ever.” Maryland Sen. Ronald N. Young, D-Frederick/Washington, also agreed that the economy was the most important national security issue.
November 25, 2011
With the recent publication of former President George W. Bush's memoirs, “Decision Point,” in which he defends most of his record, another opinion is very relevant. John Dean, whose testimony helped drive President Richard Nixon from office, has his sights on others guilty of political misconduct. In his book, “Worse Than Watergate,” Dean makes a very good case that a “co-presidency” of George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney engaged in political misconduct more reprehensible than the Watergate scandal engineered by the discredited Nixon.
July 4, 2011
Country must focus efforts on improving defense here To the editor: I am a veteran and very proud of our country, but I think we need to change our foreign policy now. Since we were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, we have been fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and many other skirmishes in the Middle East. While I’m sure we’ve done some good trying to help bring freedom and democracy to these countries, it is time now to concentrate more on homeland security, improving our defense here.
December 27, 2010
Editor’s note: Tim Rowland is on vacation. We are rerunning one of his earlier columns, which was published in December 1999. Tim’s regular column will return when he does. Perhaps the major perk of this job is being the only person who knows for sure when I'm being serious. Not always, but some of the time. This was highlighted last week after a column on the County Commissioners' solution of paying for a new stadium with a 2 percentage point increase in the county's room tax. I heard from both pro- and anti-stadium people who applauded the column and from both pro- and anti-stadium people who disparaged the column.
June 29, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- They sometimes worked in pairs and pretended to be married so they could blend in as the couple next door while working as spies in a throwback to the Cold War, complete with fake identities, invisible ink, coded radio transmissions and encrypted data to avoid detection, authorities say. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Farbiarz, speaking Monday in federal court in Manhattan, called the allegations against 10 people living in...
April 17, 2010
The question posted Wednesday on The Herald-Mail's Web site was: Should the United States take a tougher stance with Iran as that country moves closer to having nuclear weapons? Poll results: Yes: 655 votes (88 percent) No: 91 votes (12 percent) o"Many experts believe Iran has passed the breakout point to create the bomb. Israel acutely understands this threat because a regime that illicitly seeks nuclear weapons and openly calls for Israel's destruction is supporting terror proxies that continuously attack Israel's civilians with missiles, rockets and other means.
October 30, 2008
Editor's note: As the presidential campaign winds to a close, both candidates are courting young voters. Staff writer Jennifer Fitch asked college students from schools across the Tri-State region if the candidates are making a good impression. Their answers will run through Friday in the Tri-State section of The Herald-Mail and will be published in the election section of our Web site. Brittany Young Age: 21 Hometown: Martinsburg, W.Va. College, year: Shepherd University, senior 1)
May 5, 2007
In 1992, then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney crafted a statement presenting his view of the proper foreign policy posture for the United States in this century. In 1997 the PNAC (Project for the New American Century) was created with Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, William Kristol, other well-known conservative writers and commentators, Gov. Jeb Bush and a bevy of political luminaries who served as the founding members. This new think tank has become known collectively as "neocons" and are praised or damned according to the weltanschauung (world view)