| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:32 AM
You could almost say Casey Wong was born to play squash.
The sport is a tie that binds the Wong family.
Her mother, Pat Wong, a player for three decades and currently the squash coach at Roland Park Country School, used to put 3-month-old Wong in a...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:21 AM
The people of Egypt have set their eyes on a dark horse presidential candidate.
He's ambitious, comfortable with world leaders and comfortable in front of a camera.
Kevin Spacey is the subject of a tongue-in-cheek write-in...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Mohamed Morsi Hosni Mobarak Egypt presidential election
As expected, former Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won the latest Egyptian election for president by a landslide, giving the military establishment total control of all...
| Mar 31, 2014
If there were any doubt that Egypt's fragile transition to democracy is being undermined by powerful forces bent on re-establishing the authoritarian rule of former military strongman Hosni Mubarak before his ouster in 2011, two incidents last week show...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
During Passover, the holiday that begins tonight, observant Jews avoid eating leavened bread and all other foods whose ingredients rise during preparation. That means doing without some of the modern diet's tastiest staples, from bagels and pizza to pasta...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Traditional rituals of Passover — the stories, the questions, the food — get a modern spin when Rabbi Geoff Basik presides over Kol HaLev's community seder. The second night observance, held this year on April 15, has become a tradition for...
| Feb 23, 2014
Three years ago this month, millions of brave Egyptians were celebrating the fall of their brutal, corrupt dictator, Hosni Mubarak. To the American eye, the Arab Spring was even more remarkable than the revolutions that brought down the Soviet empire...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I have been working in Egypt on various development projects for more than 15 years now and have been present here for seven to eight months in each of the past three years. I have personally witnessed every significant sociopolitical event here over that...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:57 AM
President Barack Obama's foreign policy over the past six years has come under attack from progressives and conservatives alike. From the progressive point of view, there is much to criticize: the killing of civilians by drones, excessive surveillance...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Common Core, a controversial newly adopted set of education standards nationwide, has become a major concern of educators, school administrators and parents in Harford County and across Maryland.
One state delegate from Harford hopes to stop the program...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:11 PM
At a time when the nation's top Roman Catholic leaders have been making headlines with their stands on religious liberty and immigration reform, Cardinal Timothy Dolan opened this year's convention of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Suddenly, after decades of impasse, it seems possible — just possible — that the stars are aligning for a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East.
Three major developments are happening right now.
Iran's new president, Hasan...