| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:57 PM
Libyan authorities have acknowledged that they have detained Maryland resident Matthew VanDyke, according to Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger.
The Libyan government, Ruppersberger said in a statement Tuesday, "will now be held accountable for his welfare...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 12:24 PM
At a town hall meeting in Catonsville last week, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin spent a half-hour answering questions, including whether Congress would cut Medicare, address immigration or impeach President Barack Obama.
Despite the breadth of the discussion,...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 12:05 PM
Green Square in Tripoli. Tahrir Square in Cairo. The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Washington's National Mall. We humans know, deep inside, that public places — squares and greens and plazas that are open to all — are more than just...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 6:03 AM
Even as Libya's rebels prepare to attack the last remaining strongholds of former dictator Muammar Gadhafi, disturbing reports have surfaced of widespread looting at weapons caches abandoned by his retreating forces. The regime's stockpiles included...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:35 PM
Col. Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year misrule of the oil-rich African nation of Libya appears finally to be nearing an end. The rebels' surprisingly swift advance into the capital, Tripoli, over the weekend brought large parts of the government's last...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 2:04 PM
When revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt erupted earlier this year quickly forced out long-time autocratic rulers, many in the West hoped that the pro-democracy demonstrations there would unleash a tidal wave of change across the Arab world. To an extent,...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 12:21 PM
As described by those who know him, Matthew VanDyke comes off as footloose and maybe a little feckless. He has worked sporadically, sometimes getting freelance writing or teaching gigs but more often traveling to the Middle East for months at a time...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Should we bomb Iran for plotting to blow up a Washington, D.C., restaurant in order to assassinate the Saudi ambassador?
Should Iran be worried that we might?
And yet, within hours of the Justice Department charging...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 3:35 AM
Sharon VanDyke's phone rang Monday afternoon, but after quickly dispensing with the call, she said, sadly, "Well, it wasn't Matthew."
The wait continues for the retired principal, who has searched for the past five months for her son, a 32-year-old...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 10:32 AM
How are Americans to reconcile the Barack Obama who says Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi must go with the one who drags his heels on providing the military means to achieve his departure?
The president's schizophrenia on the Libya crisis has been...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:30 AM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has been receiving a great deal of media attention lately as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee due to the demise of Osama bin Laden ("Ruppersberger: It was bin Laden," May 13). According to the...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 6:08 PM
Matthew VanDyke, the Baltimore man who went missing in Libya more than five months ago, re-emerged in Tripoli on Wednesday and told his family that he had been held captive by Moammar Gadhafi's government in one of the country's most notorious prisons....