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Ambassador Chris Stevens

Ian Gray

Gay GOP Group Publishes Gruesome Ad | Ian Gray | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

A Republican gay rights group in Florida put out a graphic ad this week that includes what it claims is a photo of the lifeless body of Ambassador Chr...

The Arab Spring Was Seminal and Will Not Be Replaced by an Arab Winter

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Frank Vogl

It is too easy to be overly influenced by the brutal daily news stories of radical assaults on freedom in this part of the world, and to form a conviction that the Arab Spring was little more than a sudden and very short-lived breath of fresh air.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitt Romney Hits Back At Obama Campaign Over Libya: 'This Is A Serious Issue' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney assailed President Barack Obama and his reelection campaign Thursday for failing to r...

Obama Campaign Attacks Romney On Libya, Overseas Gaffes, Ahead Of Foreign Policy Speech

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign issued a new attack on what it calls Mitt Romney's "failures on foreign policy" on Monday, the same day t...

Stability Through Compromise

Paul Ruth | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Paul Ruth

Extremism can have the appearance of populism, but rarely the numbers. It can be a blinding thought process that takes advantage of the disadvantaged, and is controlled by narrow minded leaders who are resolute in their mission

After Benghazi: Diplomacy With a State; War Within

Wendy Chamberlin | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Wendy Chamberlin

Ambassador Chris Stevens's death aroused public debate regarding acceptable safety standards and circumstances for American diplomats and whether we should even be in "those places." The answer from those of us who have served in the Foreign Service: "Yes!" We should be there. We must be there.

What Does The Middle East Have To Do With Sunday School?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 11.15.2012 | Religion
Norma Cook Everist

Christianity is a religion with doors wide open. And Christianity is never to be aligned to just one national identity. Christ suffers with those who suffer.

Muslim Condolence-Letter Campaign For Slain Ambassador's Family Goes Viral

Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact

What began as a local effort by Muslim Americans to honor ambassador Chris Stevens who died during the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya earlier t...

Sununu Issues Biting Criticism Of Obama Over Libya Attacks

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu had harsh words for President Obama on Thursday, implying that the president's administration is responsible for...

Making People's Hopes Our Own

Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski

Ambassador Stevens made the hopes of others his own as he tried to help them build a better country. That kind of global citizenship from an American public servant speaks volumes about who we truly are.

The Republicans' No-Apology Tour

Carla Seaquist | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Mitt Romney is the man who wrote a campaign book with the bombastic title, No Apology. To Romney, usurping the president in a diplomatic crisis, insulting half the American public as moochers -- these apparently are not sufficient calls for apology.

Jason Linkins

Allen West Would Invoke The 'Angel Of Death' | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is pretty hopping mad about President Barack Obama's speech to the United Nations, ostensibly because of the emphasis the pre...

Joshua Hersh

Robert Gibbs: White House Did Not Mislead On Libya Crisis | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics

Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs found himself on his heels over the administration's public handling of the recent crisis in Libya, where an attac...

Keep Calm and Carry Forward

Christopher Holshek | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Christopher Holshek

The violent riots that have been going on at U.S. embassies and other places in the "Arab Spring" countries in particular are certainly cause for alarm, but what's really going on here?

How Romney Should Have Attacked Obama: Anatomy of a Geopolitical Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Romney missed a big opportunity last week when he so foolishly and shallowly attacked President Barack Obama after the attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt.

Donors Raise Nearly $70,000 For Family Of Diplomat Slain In Libya

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact

Donors are digging deep to raise money for the family of a foreign service officer killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last week. A...

Romney's Reveal

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.17.2012 | Media
Lev Raphael

All too often pundits focus only on what politicians say, how well or poorly they say it. Sometimes they even vaguely mention the "performance," but for the most part they ignore what a politician's face and behavior tell us -- if we only pay attention.

Why We Need A Million More Chris Stevens And How We Can Get Them

Lucas Welch | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Lucas Welch

But if we are unyielding champions for freedom of expression, do we not also have a responsibility as a society to ask how are we using that freedom? Is it OK that Terry Jones and "Sam Bacile" are our ambassadors?

Right-wing Bloggers Say Amb. Stevens Was Gay -- And They Care Deeply About What Happened to Him, Really, They Do

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

When do right-wing websites, radical Christian bloggers and Tea Party fringe characters care about someone who is targeted simply because he or she may be gay? When they can blame the evil Muslims, President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Democratic policies -- that's when.

Jennifer Bendery

John McCain: Libya Attacks On U.S. Officials Were Planned By Terrorists | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he suspects last week's attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya were planned in advance and...

In Crisis, Romney Reveals Neo-Con Tendencies

James Zogby | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

If this week demonstrated anything, it is that we live in a dangerous and volatile world that requires a steady hand and thoughtful leadership to get us out of the mess we're in. We don't need more of the very same ideological clap-trap that got us into this mess in the first place.

Joshua Hersh

Libya Attack Points To Dilemma Of Unfinished Arab Spring | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

A timely new report from the nonprofit International Crisis Group warns that Libya's internal disarray poses a significant threat to the safety and se...

'The Onion's' Most Controversial Image Yet?

Posted 09.14.2012 | Comedy

Satirical news site "The Onion" is stoking some already raging flames with one of its latest headlines. "No One Murdered Because Of This Image," c...

Read The Original "Innocence Of Muslims" Casting Notice

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.14.2012 | Arts

A posting in the online archives of Backstage offers strong evidence that the actors cast in "The Innocence of Muslims" were misled by the film's prod...

The Arab Spring: Confounded Again... And Again

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 11.14.2012 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Coupled with the rising anger against the United States in Egypt, Yemen and elsewhere, the Libyan events must make Americans wonder what is happening to the Arab Spring.