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  • New Benghazi Hearing: Former CIA Chief Mike Morell in the Hot Seat

    Today, former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell appeared—at long last—before the House Select Committee on Intelligence in an open hearing. Committee members have, for some time now, desired to question Morell, who has proven an elusive and reluctant witness. Indeed, some believed he had previously misled the committee, suspicions which … More

    Target Twitter: Turkey’s Government’s War on Social Media

    Last week, the Turkish government of Prime Minister Recep Tayjip Erdogan became the latest regime to attempt to stem the social media Twitter tide. What sparked this latest crackdown? Turkish Twitter users have been busy sharing inconvenient information about official corruption prior to this weekend’s municipal elections. In a broader … More

    Nuclear Threats and Russian Trash Talk

    Russian chest thumping has reached a new high (or low, if you prefer) in the wake of Russia’s forcible annexation of the Ukrainian province of Crimea. “Russia is the only country in the world that is realistically capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash,” television news anchor and … More

    Ukraine in the Balance: Crimea’s Illegitimate Vote

    What does it feel like to have your country invaded and dismantled by a powerful neighbor? Neighboring states of Russia, like Georgia, unfortunately know only too well. Sunday’s referendum in Crimea was designed to seal Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, a part of Ukraine since 1954. Three young Ukrainians … More

    Benghazi Outrage: Who Made the Erroneous Talking Points Rice Used?

    Senators took to the floor Thursday to express their continued outrage over Benghazi. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AR) blasted the administration for misleading the American people, and threatened to re-open the Benghazi investigation. The immediate cause was the appearance by National Security Advisor Susan Rice … More

    U.S. Press Freedom 2014: Much Is in the Eye of the Beholder

    The headline from “World Press Freedom 2014,” published by Reporters Without Borders (RWB), was grave: The United States has plummeted in its rankings of 180 countries. From a not-so-great number 32 in 2013, we are now down to 48. When the group first produced its comprehensive “World Press Freedom” index … More

    Gallup: Americans View Obama as Less Respected

    Fewer Americans think President Obama is respected on the world stage, according to a new Gallup poll. It is not hard to see why. This President came into office on promises as outlandish as reversing climate change.  Abroad, expectations were so outsized that Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in … More

    Turkey: Erdogan Government’s War on Media

    Hundreds of brave journalists in Turkey took to the streets of Istanbul this week to protest new laws tightening censorship of the Internet. In early February, Azerbaijani journalist Mahir Zeynalov was expelled from Turkey for the crime of “insulting the prime minister” in a Twitter post, the first since 1995 … More

    Rumsfeld: Clinton Was Responsible for Lack of Protection in Benghazi

    Donald Rumsfeld, a man who doesn’t mince his words, placed the blame for the Benghazi disaster squarely on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an interview posted by Breitbart TV on Thursday. Others, like the British government and the International Red Cross, were aware how dangerous Benghazi was and … More

    House Comprehensive Benghazi Report Faults Lack of Planning and Military Resources

    The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations this week released a comprehensive interim report on the military response—or lack thereof—to the Benghazi attack. As it was composed by the majority staff at the behest of subcommittee chairman Buck McKeon (R–CA) and other Republican members, it is probably fair … More