| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Matthew VanDyke, the self-styled "Arab Spring Freedom Fighter" from Baltimore, was a friend of the two American journalists who were beheaded by Islamic State militants.
VanDyke met James Foley and Steven Sotloff during his travels in Libya, and it...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 6:35 AM
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.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:43 PM
In a 1993 classic movie, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is given the assignment to view the annual awaking of the ground hog Punxsutawney Phil and finds himself living the same day over and over again. Today we are experiencing much the same thing...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:58 AM
In less than a generation, mobile communications have evolved from a luxury item to an essential element of everyday life. With nearly 7 billion devices in use, mobile communications are nearly ubiquitous, impacting the way we work and live throughout the...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Algerian forces claimed a decisive victory this weekend over al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militants who took over a giant natural gas plant near the country's border with Mali last week and threatened to kill hostages and blow up the facility. But the...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Five years ago, I thought I might have to leave Baltimore. Not because I wanted to but because I thought I needed to.
It was 2008. Like many employers, Urbanite magazine, where I worked, was feeling the effects of the Great Recession, so I would soon...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column ("Obama's foreign policy reset has little to show for it," Oct. 28) criticizes President Barack Obama's foreign policy. It focused much on the tour that the President Obama undertook early in his...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Barack Obama has not been a perfect president. Millions are still suffering from a weak economy, vitally important issues like climate change and immigration remain all but unaddressed, and most disappointingly, the promise of a new politics to move us...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:12 AM
A rare phenomenon occurred on Capitol Hill the other day when two ranking officials of the Obama administration testified that they had differed with the president they still served over providing arms to the rebels in Syria seeking to oust dictator...
| May 16, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Unfortunately, the fake campaign that consumed the media for several months has come to an end. Pretend GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump -- who we dubbed His Royal Pomposity -- bowed out gracefully *strike that* arrogantly, predicting that he would...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 6:30 AM
The Syrian government's increasingly brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters is putting the Obama administration's revamped Middle East policy to its first real test. It's one thing to say U.S. policy toward the region should spring from America's core...
| Apr 20, 2011
I agree with Laila El-Haddad that the Palestinians have been betrayed by Judge Richard Goldstone ("Palestinians betrayed by Judge Goldstone," April 18), but I might add that they have been betrayed by others as well, particularly the Obama administration....