Article Archive

Why I Stand With Julian Assange

America’s least favorite whistleblower nonetheless did us a great service—and the U.S. case against him could be chilling.

July 13, 2018

The Diplomacy 101 Lessons That Washington Forgot

Negotiating is tough, it takes a long time, and sometimes you bow to unsavory people.

June 21, 2018

Real Takeaway: The FBI Influenced the Election of a President

The good news is the Deep State seems less competent than we originally feared.

June 15, 2018

What if the Trump-Moon-Kim Summit Fails?

Diplomacy is about moving the goalposts and embracing the long game—not playing chicken.

June 7, 2018

What I Saw in Post-Nuclear Deal Iran

I talked to hardline clerics saying “I told you so” and lost my luggage at the airport. If only Donald Trump had done the same.

May 24, 2018

Can Michael Hayden Be This Blinded By Hate?

Ex-NSA chief says Americans have been conned by Russia and Trump and should look to intel community for salvation.

May 10, 2018

What if Kim Jong-un is Looking to Liberalize?

The rush to the table may be a sign the North Korean leader’s strategy is economic, not nuclear.

April 26, 2018

A Higher Loyalty is Jim Comey’s Revenge, Served Lukewarm

The spurned FBI director is presented as everything that Trump isn’t–and that gets old, quick.

April 19, 2018

Sacrificing Veterans Health Care on the Altar of Privatization

Think creating a ‘Medicare for Veterans’ is the answer to VA’s woes? Not so fast.

April 10, 2018

U.S. Officials Demand Al Jazeera Register as Propaganda ‘Agent’

The network is the latest in the big chill, is being called ‘anti-American, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel.’

March 27, 2018

Gina Haspel: As If Nuremberg Never Happened

Nothing will say more about who we’ve become as a nation than if a torturer is allowed to head the CIA.

March 19, 2018

Rex Tillerson: The Pointless Secretary of State

His ominously hawkish replacement, Mike Pompeo, will prove far more consequential.

March 13, 2018

The New Surveillance State and the Old Perjury Trap

A significant number of Trump’s people were electronically monitored by a Democratic administration—many “by accident.”

March 7, 2018

What Mueller Has and What He’s Missing

So far there’s little of the former and a lot of the latter. Absent more evidence, skepticism remains a healthy stance.

February 28, 2018

How Rob Porter Got His Security Clearance

The system didn’t break down. Someone failed to uphold its standards, and the Trump administration paid the price.

February 21, 2018

Christopher Steele: The Real Foreign Influence in the 2016 Election?

His dossier was more than opposition research, it was part of a full-spectrum information operation.

February 15, 2018

Don’t Be Cynical About an Olympics Detente With North Korea

Both sides are sending signals that this is more than just global games.

February 9, 2018

The Nunes Memo Matters—But Not For the Reason You Think

If you’re in search of a constitutional crisis, here it is.

February 5, 2018

Why We Want Immigrants Who Add Value

Why merit-based immigration wouldn’t dishonor the American story.

January 30, 2018

Is Trump Truly ‘Insane’?

His opponents are trying to use the 25th Amendment as a backdoor to impeachment, but that’s more Maoist than American.

January 26, 2018