| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Years ago, before heading to campus to sit in a library carrel and pretend to scholarship, I would listen to Hughes Rudd's dry commentaries on the CBS morning news program.
So when I saw in a bookstore a copy of his My Escape from the CIA (and into...
| Aug 9, 2014
It was the eeriness of the situation that struck Baltimore writer Dan Fesperman. Drone pilots for the Air Force would spend weeks watching what amounted to a real-life silent movie of a small town thousands of miles away — all the while plotting the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Growing up in suburban Toronto, Kimbal Mackenzie used to dream about “playing basketball in the states for college.” The 6-foot-1, 185-pound combo guard thought the best way to make that happen was to leave Canada for high school and enroll at...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:05 AM
"...but we tortured some folks." -- President Barack Obama, Aug.1, 2014
OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks?" Really?
Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of suspected...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:45 PM
— Maryland lawmakers have been jockeying for years to lure the new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation — and its 11,000 jobs — to Prince George's County.
On Tuesday they officially found out who the competition is....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:42 AM
WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration is considering three sites — including two in Maryland — as viable options for a new headquarters building for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a long awaited short list...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:58 AM
In March 2014, for the first time in over 40 years, a study of the therapeutic benefits of lysergic acid diethylamide — more commonly known as LSD — was published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. It showed that LSD-assisted psychotherapy...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Maryland companies raised $64 million in venture capital funding this spring, with some of the biggest payouts flowing to Baltimore cybersecurity startups.
That's according to the latest MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Recently, I helped found Millennial Maryland, a group that advocates a different vision for both Maryland and the Republican Party. That vision includes an understanding of the wider world, the embrace of civility and the constant pursuit of...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:38 AM
I have been locked up at Guantanamo Bay for 12 years, held without charge or trial. I've done nothing wrong; in 2009, I was unanimously cleared for release by six different branches of the U.S. government, including the FBI and the CIA. Yet here I am,...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:39 AM
The following takes place between 6:00-7:00 p.m.
An unconscious Simone Al-Harazzi is stretchered into CIA headquarters, after Jack Bauer and Katie Morgan broke her out of the hospital and just narrowly evaded multiple drone strikes by Al-Harazzi’s...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:14 PM
The following takes place between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
The president is dead. Blown to bits by a US drone strike … by an anti-drone activist/terrorist. As the U.S. and UK officials watch on TV, we cut over to CIA London Station where Agent Morgan...