| Aug 18, 2014
"Great nations need organizing principles, and, 'Don't do stupid stuff,' is not an organizing principle."
Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10
Leave it to President Barack Obama's own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:19 AM
Maybe it is time for a shake-up.
President Obama's second-term staffing was always going to be a risk. He abandoned his first term's team of rivals for a closer-knit team of loyalists. The bet was that he was assured enough in the job to no longer need...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:46 AM
When Americans question the value of U.S. foreign aid, one only has to point to the explosions in Israel's skies to demonstrate its worth. The result of the Iron Dome air defense system in action, these blasts occur when there is a successful interception...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Americans today are not very keen on learning foreign languages. We say we are, but let's face it; we let those pricey Rosetta Stone CDs gather dust on the bookshelf.
Young adults who fail to sign up for language courses are missing out on a critical...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:40 AM
A production of the musical "Into the Woods" from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a concert with Branford Marsalis and an evening with former CIA director Leon Panetta will be among the highlights of the new season at the Wallis Annenberg Center for...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:11 PM
WASHINGTON — The deadly 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was caused by the failure of the State Department to adequately protect the facility and poor intelligence-gathering by the CIA and other agencies, according to...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON — A long-simmering dispute between the CIA and its Senate overseers erupted into public view Tuesday when the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the agency of possible crimes and of attempting to intimidate committee...
| May 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
President Obama's foreign policy speech at West Point last week was in large part a list of all the things he doesn't want to do. He doesn't want to withdraw from the world. At the same time, he doesn't want to use military force to solve every problem....
| May 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
This month delivered a tale of two investigations. The first was the party-line vote in the House to launch yet another investigation into 2012's deadly attacks in Benghazi. The second was the conclusion of a very different kind of investigation with...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:49 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The secretary of defense announced Friday that he would not reconsider the Medal of Honor nomination of a Marine from San Diego who was killed in Iraq.
Secretary Chuck Hagel agreed with his two predecessors that the nomination of Sgt....
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:38 PM
For nearly a decade the debate continued over whether Sgt. Rafael Peralta deserved the Medal of Honor for combat bravery.
Conflicting physical and medical evidence were at the center of the dispute involving the Marine from San Diego, who was killed...