| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said Tuesday that the work of the intelligence community has been made more difficult in the last year by a "perfect storm" of events.
The budget for some intelligence programs has been cut by Congress,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:39 PM
NEW YORK — Was it someone’s idea of art, or an attempt to send a political message?
Perhaps, as one police official mused, Betsy Ross’ long-lost nephew was channeling his flag-making aunt with his own creation: two white flags, which...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:15 PM
I am getting pretty tired of watching the slanted evening news regarding the mean Israelis in Gaza. Has the world gone upside down? Do the media and the public need to be reminded of 9/11 when the Muslim extremist terrorists attacked the USA on...
| Aug 6, 2014
After leaders from more than 40 African countries gathered for President Barack Obama's historic summit, we should not forget that free speech and a free press are economic development issues too.
That message emerged as an important theme in a panel on...
| Jul 24, 2014
It's impossible to watch the character anchoring Anton Corbijn's cool, clear-eyed film version of "A Most Wanted Man" without forgetting the fate of the bleary-eyed but fantastically vital actor who plays him.
Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a drug...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:30 PM
More than a year and a half ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved a voluminous report on the CIA's detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists after 9/11. Those who have read the report say it concludes that the agency used brutal and...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:35 PM
WASHINGTON The Obama administration censored significant portions of the findings of an investigation into the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods on suspected terrorists, forcing the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee to delay their...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The Palestinians are certainly the biggest liars and hypocrites in the world ("The way forward in Gaza," July 25).
On the one hand they claim they have no idea why Israel is attacking them, yet they have fired thousands of rockets into Israel and have...
| Aug 7, 2014
" . . . but we tortured some folks."
— President Barack Obama, Aug.1.
OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks"? Really?
Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of...
| Aug 9, 2014
The White House has released the following transcript of President Obama's remarks on Saturday.
Statement by the president on Iraq
10:30 a.m. EDT
Good morning. Over the past two days, American pilots and crews have served with courage...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The lawyer for one of two California animal activists accused of sabotaging an Illinois mink farm and releasing about 2,000 animals into the wild last year said today he plans to challenge the constitutionality of the federal “animal enterprise...