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  • Egypt's revolution, Part II

    Egypt's revolution, Part II
    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...
  • Helping the cause in their Syrian homeland

    Helping the cause in their Syrian homeland
    After months of watching the uprising in Syria, spreading support through social media and raising money to offset the suffering, Dr. Hassan Masri thought he understood the devastation that that revolution has brought to his parents' homeland. But during...
  • Egypt's dilemma

    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...
  • Obama is out of step in Egypt again

    Obama is out of step in Egypt again
    After the bloody crackdown on protesters in Egypt on Wednesday, Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel peace laureate who had served as vice president and lent a civilian face to what can now only be described as a military dictatorship, resigned in protest. "It...
  • Turkey strays from its democratic traditions

    Turkey strays from its democratic traditions
    As the Arab Spring unfolded in Egypt and other countries in the Middle East, Turkey was held out as a model for how Islam and democracy could co-exist. This week's massive civil unrest in Turkey, erupting over the destruction of the Gezi Park in Istanbul'...
  • Romney foreign policy: Style over substance

    Mitt Romney's major speech on foreign policy at the Virginia Military Institute Monday was long on style but remarkably short on substance. On the unrest in the Middle East, Israel, Iran, Syria and relations with China, the GOP challenger was quick to...
  • Carnival plus yard sale coming to Linden-Linthicum UMC [Clarksville]

    Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church youth mission teams are hosting a carnival and yard sale April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor and crafter parking lot spaces are available for $10. Bring your own table or rent one for an additional $10. In...
  • VanDyke, 'Arab Spring freedom fighter,' planning trip to Syria

    VanDyke, 'Arab Spring freedom fighter,' planning trip to Syria
    Matthew VanDyke, the Baltimore man who was captured in Libya last year while fighting with the rebels who eventually overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi, says he is now raising money to travel to Syria and film a documentary about the uprising there....
  • Understanding Arab anger

    Understanding Arab anger
    With all the protests and violence in Arab and Muslim countries generated by a despicable and demeaning film about Islam, here is a sobering prediction: There will be more such films and clips, they will be even more provocative, and they will generate...
  • Rachel Marsden: Could we have the wars without the manipulation?

    Rachel Marsden: Could we have the wars without the manipulation?
    Testifying before a Senate committee a few months ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lamented that America was "in an information war, and we are losing that war." This week, she blew a fuse at the "Friends of Syria" meeting in Paris, saying that...
  • Aug. 22: Dan Deacon

    Dan Deacon is obsessed with the apocalypse. From a dilapidated couch in his Station North practice space, the city's most well known electronic musician and composer quickly rattles off grim crises: the United States' "growing military stronghold," drone...
  • Annual conference showcases UMBC's focus on undergraduate research

    Annual conference showcases UMBC's focus on undergraduate research
    Macy Bokhari felt anonymous at the University of Maryland, College Park, and disconnected from the professors to whom she looked for inspiration. So before her first semester was up, she adjusted her sights to another state university, up the...