| May 17, 2013
| 9:44 AM
As a journalist, I'm a big believer in free speech, but also in the idea that bigotry and wrongdoing are fair game for scrutiny.
Regardless of your political leanings, it's fair to say that publicly ridiculing others in a confrontational and...
| Oct 30, 2013
Two years ago, when the Arab Spring was in bloom, President Obama declared that promoting democracy in the Middle East would be "a top priority" for the United States. "We know that our own future is bound to this region by the forces of economics and...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:36 PM
WASHINGTON — The expanding transatlantic scandal over U.S. eavesdropping on Europe's leaders and spying on its citizens has begun to strain intelligence relationships and diplomatic ties between allies that call each other best friends, according to...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power will be nominated as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by President Obama on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Power would fill the chair vacated by Susan Rice, who is moving on to become Obama's...
| Jun 7, 2013
President Barack Obama's latest changes in his top national security team seem more a shift to a stronger emphasis on human rights than a break with his long-range determination to keep the United States out of nation-building adventurism.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:17 PM
UNITED NATIONS — Russia's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Russian experts determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a deadly attack outside Aleppo in March.
Ambassador Vitaly Churkin blamed opposition fighters for the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Last week: Fifty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Americans came together to demand liberty and equal opportunity. Perhaps the most iconic event of my lifetime, the March on Washington was a defining moment in our nation’s history. I am still...
| Dec 27, 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, where does the complex and consequential relationship between the United States and China stand? Relations between the two nations are enormously broad now, with hundreds of policy issues from agriculture to zoology joining...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies warn in a new, classified assessment that insurgents could quickly regain control of key areas of Afghanistan and threaten the capital as soon as 2015 if American troops are fully withdrawn next year,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
More than a year after four Americans died in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the New York Times has published a story reporting 1) that it found “no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault&...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The Senate Intelligence Committee made headlines last week by reporting that the 2012 attack in Benghazi was preventable. But frankly, we knew that. The deeper message of the bipartisan report was that Republicans in Congress wasted a year arguing about...