| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Calming would-be suicide bombers, negotiating a hostage crisis, throwing herself into a sniper’s cross hairs, sniffing out CIA coverups and finding out her most trusted employee is a brainwashed killer beholden to her ruthless father: Just another...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:30 PM
WASHINGTON — Jeh Johnson, a former Pentagon general counsel who established the legal frameworks for lethal drone strikes and for allowing gays to serve openly in the military, will be nominated by President Obama to be the next secretary of...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton has not said for sure if she is running for president in 2016. Joe Biden has not said for sure if he is running for president in 2016. Into that Democratic vacuum rides the wink-wink, nudge-nudge part of campaign 2016.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:57 AM
This is for those people -- and you know who you are -- who cavalierly dismissed my slippery slope argument on the NSA’s secret surveillance program: I told you so!
Here it is, ripped from Friday’s headlines: “Too tempting? NSA...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Only Muslims have the right to refer to their god as Allah, a Malaysian appeals court ruled Monday, setting off angry outcries among Christians and opposition political leaders that the government is oppressing minority faiths.
The name of Allah has...
| Oct 13, 2013
Re "Syria could be haven for radicals," Oct. 8
That Syria might become an Islamist stronghold, especially if President Bashar Assad falls — which our geniuses in Washington are now worried about — is no news to this layman.
We saw this...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:12 PM
MOSCOW -- Former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden met in Moscow this week with four Americans who in some cases had acted as whistle-blowers during their own careers, the group told journalists Thursday.
Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:40 PM
In 1980, Tom Clancy was making a decent living as an insurance agent. But underwriting fire, casualty and car policies wasn't the stuff of his dreams.
In his spare time he began to plot a novel — about an ex-Marine who worked for the CIA and a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:25 AM
"Homeland." Things got a little crazy at the end of season two of Showtime's intense spy thriller, what with Langley being blown to bits and Carrie (Claire Danes) helping Brody (Damian Lewis) escape. Not surprisingly, things stay a little crazy, albeit in...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:08 PM
If the new diplomatic initiative now endorsed by both President Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani leads to formal talks -- and potentially even a deal on Iran’s nuclear program -- Obama's speech Tuesday could well prove to be his...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:12 PM
WASHINGTON — The Al Qaeda terrorist suspect known as Abu Anas al Liby has the right to remain silent under U.S. law, but none of his American interrogators have told him that yet, U.S. officials say.
The 49-year-old Libyan was grabbed by U.S....