| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The Rodgers Forge membership campaign has been such an overwhelming success that chair Dave Crockett has extended it through Thanksgiving.
Sponsored by the Rodgers Forge Community Association (RFCA), the resounding response to the campaign has heartened...
| Oct 5, 2013
Henry Walters and J.P. Morgan were frenemies.
Both were the sons of powerful fathers. They didn't come into their own until they reached middle age, when they were widely acknowledged as two of the premier financiers of the Gilded Age. Both displayed an...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The long simmering tensions between Egypt's Islamist-backed President Mohamed Morsi and liberal and secular opposition groups erupted over the weekend into violent street demonstrations that have plunged the country into crisis. Unless Mr. Morsi can...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Egyptian army tanks are rumbling through the streets of Cairo in an ominous show of force that leaves little doubt that the country's fledgling experiment in democracy has been seriously disrupted. The whereabouts of President Mohamed Morsi, the country's...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Nobody ever said Egypt's transition to democracy would be easy. But yesterday's violence in which dozens of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were killed and hundreds wounded by security forces outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Flashcards. Eric Spioch admits they may be a little old-fashioned. But the low-tech staple for young children learning their numbers and letters helped him achieve a double major in Spanish and Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at McDaniel College.
| May 23, 2013
| 1:10 PM
What it is: A travel app designed for kids ages 3 to 7 that allows them to pack their bags and enjoy the travel season by exploring worldwide destinations like London, Cairo and Moscow. After kids learn how to pack a suitcase according to weather, they...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 7:53 AM
The images shown on the news media are startling: violence rages on the streets of Cairo while a divided government continues to sow seeds of discord.
I have spent some time in Tahrir Square this past week and have seen a very different perspective. I...
| Apr 20, 2013
A plague of locusts swept through Egypt a few weeks ago, an estimated 30 million of the critters.
Egyptian officials tried to downplay the phenomenon, hoping to quash any biblical analogies. They noted that locust swarms show up in the spring every...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The chameleon is finally showing his true colors.
Since taking office in June, Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's not-so-new president, has been equivocating, trying to balance Egypt's longstanding diplomatic and financial relationship with the West with his true...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 6:30 PM
When the violence in Syria began spinning out of control last year, the Obama administration made the unusual decision to bring its ambassador to the troubled country home.
And for Ambassador Robert Ford, coming home has long meant returning to...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:53 PM
The high hopes of the Egyptian people for a peaceful transition to democracy are being thwarted by the brutal tactics of the country's military rulers, who in recent days have launched a bloody campaign of repression against protesters demanding an...