The frenzy in anticipation of the eight-week training exercise illustrates not only the swelling ranks of America’s disillusioned fringe but also the unprecedented political influence it now commands
Jun 17, 2015
Legislators in several states are succeeding in slowly regulating the procedure out of existence
Jun 14, 2015
Perry, who spent 14 years as the governor of Texas, is currently facing felony charges, accused of abusing his power. He joins an increasingly crowded field that includes all manner of politicians, business executives and polarizing national figures
Jun 04, 2015
The project’s most vocal opponents base their opposition not only on the perceived faults of the project itself, but primarily as part of an overarching stance against the very concept of building more fossil-fuel infrastructure
May 29, 2015
There's s no smoking gun among the newly released documents, but the public's perception is key. It might be a rough few months for Hillary Clinton
May 27, 2015
The trove of documents include letters from senior leaders, which show al-Qaeda struggling to contain infighting among various terror factions, as well as maintaining calm in areas held by the group
May 20, 2015
In post-revolution Egypt, speaking out is still a capital crime
May 19, 2015
Backers of controversial causes learn to get online community to put money where their beliefs are
May 17, 2015
IS claim taking credit for attack is debatable; however, it is effective for drawing would-be attackers into the fold
May 06, 2015
The City of Garland said Sunday night that two men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center and began shooting at a security officer
May 04, 2015
Omar El Akkad is The Globe's Western United States reporter, based in Portland, Oregon. He has been with The Globe since 2005. Prior to becoming the newspaper's Western U.S. reporter, he worked as the technology reporter, parliamentary correspondent at the Ottawa bureau and general assignment reporter in Toronto.
Omar has covered many stories across the U.S., including dispatches on the new generation of Silicon Valley corporate giants, the mass protests in Ferguson, Mo., Arab Spring revolution in Egypt.
Omar is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting and the Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize for young Canadian journalists, and has been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. He is a graduate of Queen's University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing.