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  • Army engineer honored for improving battlefield communications

    Imagine a life without smartphones, without Skype, without Wi-Fi-enabled laptops.
  • Laurel escaped a Civil War battle in July 1864 [Commentary]

    Laurel escaped a Civil War battle in July 1864 [Commentary]
    In 1864 the Civil War fighting came within three miles of Laurel. In July 1864 Ulysses Grant and others were concerned that plans for a new invasion were underway. Confederate Gen. Jubal Early defeated Gen. Lew Wallace at the Battle of Monocacy and...

    Fallujah redux [Commentary]

    Fallujah redux [Commentary]
    When I departed Fallujah, Iraq in October 2007 after a six-month deployment with the U.S. Navy as a tribal and political engagement officer, I left a city that appeared to have turned its back on Islamic radicalism and was focused on peacefully...

    30 songs turning 30 this year [Videos]

    30 songs turning 30 this year [Videos]
    Sure, there were some big news events that happened in 1984: Ronald Regan was re-elected president, Mary Lou Retton rocked the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and, you know, Mark Zuckerberg was born. But it was also a gigantic year for music, as Madonna,...

    Bus tour to retrace route of Civil War's Great Train Raid

    Bus tour to retrace route of Civil War's Great Train Raid
    The 150th anniversary of Confederate Major Harry Gilmor's "Great Train Raid" of the Civil War will be remembered with a bus tour retracing his route of destruction through northern Baltimore County in the summer of 1864. The tour, on Saturday, July 12,...