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Jane Harman

Why Is Congress AWOL?

Jane Harman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Jane Harman

Sen. Bob Corker told the Wilson Center last June that, looking back on more than a decade of armed conflict with al-Qaeda, Congress finds itself left with "no ownership whatsoever" of U.S. counterterrorism policy. He called the hands-off congressional approach "totally feckless" -- and he's right.

The Military's Invaluable 'Soft' Power

Jane Harman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jane Harman

Our military's complete focus can't be overseeing rescue and recovery efforts after a typhoon. However, our extraordinary competence at staging disaster relief gives the U.S. the ability to show the world our better angels. It's a side that -- unfortunately -- many otherwise won't see.

WATCH: Counterterrorism, National Security, And The Rule Of Law

Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 18, 2013. TIME: 1:45p-3:00p E...

Pushing Past the 'Grey Area' on Homegrown Radicalization

Peter Henne | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Peter Henne

The time has come to seriously consider (1) the relationship between radical beliefs and behaviors, (2) trajectories of violent and non-violent radicalization, and (3) the radicalization process across the ideological spectrum.

My Member of Congress Just Resigned -- Now What?

Marci Harris | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Marci Harris

Given the extensive special election process, districts left behind when a Member of Congress calls it quits are inevitably without representation for several months.

Honoring Women Who Serve

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

It is disturbing that many women service members believe that they are in more danger of experiencing sexual assault from their male comrades in arms than they are of being felled by enemy fire.

Andrea Stone

House Bill Would Authorize Czar To Watch Islamist Extremists But Not Other Domestic Terrorists | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House bill set for markup on Wednesday would give protection against civil lawsuits to those who report suspicious activity, designate...

Report Reveals House's Biggest, Smallest Spenders In First Quarter

CNN | Lisa Desjardins | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

We now have the first expense reports for the 112th House of Representatives. The 3293-page Statement of Disbursements shows how much of their office ...

Matt Sledge

Dan Adler And His Crazy Jewish-Korean Campaign Ad Are For Real | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.16.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATE -- In preliminary results that don't include absentee ballots, Adler garnered 285 votes, or 0.54% of the vote. After those results were announc...

Jason Linkins

Dan Adler, Candidate In CA-36 Special Election, Thinks These Ads Are Hilarious (He Is Wrong) | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

I hadn't been giving much thought to the special congressional election in California's 36th District, where voters will gather on May 17th to winnow ...

What is America's Story for the 21st Century?

John Milewski | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

When we ask ourselves why we are committing military might in Libya (or Afghanistan, or Iraq), we're really asking bigger questions. What is our purpose in the world? What is the story that defines our friends and our foes?

Gerry Never Yielded

Jane Harman | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Jane Harman

Geraldine Ferraro was the biggest influence on my own decision to run for public office -- not just whether to run, but how to run, how to serve, and how to make certain that I kept my family and friends in the center of my life.

Obama Policies Not Matching Reality. Time to Pull His Nobel Prize and Elect a Non-Interventionist

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

Obama's attack in Libya is as ill advised and mismanaged as his Afghanistan surge or his domestic stimulus-spending circus. Without the approval of t...

Mubarak, Harman Walk: Winograd Considers a Run

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Into the void of ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak comes a challenge for the United States to become an honest broker for peace between Israel and Palestine, to abandon preemptive wars, and to forsake its role as arms merchant to torturers.

Friday Talking Points [154] -- Egypt Rising

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

While Egypt's future is uncertain, the feeling of optimism among the people who succeeded in demanding change is palpable today. It wouldn't surprise me if February 11th becomes an Egyptian national holiday in the future.

Multi-Millionaire Jane Harman Should Pay for the Special Election She is Creating

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Richard Grenell

We are not surprised by Jane Harman's lack of respect for us voters -- it's been a pattern. Millionaire politicians think they can do what they want without facing the consequences of their actions.

Good and Bad News on Jane Harman: Why Her Voice in Congress Matters

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I wish Jane Harman well and congratulate her on her new post at the Wilson Center -- but I think it's also fair to lament some fronts where the nation will be worse off for her departure.

Jane Harman Resigning From Congress

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) is expected to announce on Tuesday that she will resign from her post in congress to serve as president and CEO of the Woo...

Fred Upton: Big Oil Brown-Noser?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Despite advocating for environmental causes in the past, Fred Upton's actions in recent months indicate that his legacy will be that of a person that puts polluter interests ahead of the public.

Congresswoman Harman's Afghan Delusions

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Jane Harman should be ashamed that she has voted to send U.S. troops to risk their last full measure of devotion on behalf of a corrupt, illegitimate, lawless Afghan government for reasons a schoolchild could discern are fatuous.

How Many Tea Partiers Does It Take to Screw Up a Light Bulb?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

It's hard to believe that legislating energy-efficient light bulbs could bring up so much raw emotion.

American Midterm Candidates Pandered for Pro-Israel Money and Votes

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Israel and the United States are not one country. Being pro-Israel should not wield so much power that it becomes a principal issue in American elections.

Jason Linkins

Newsweek's New Owner Sets Up Shop In D.C. Lunchroom | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey, kids? Are you wondering how Newsweek's transition into the Sidney Harman era is going? Well, here's a hot scooplet for you: even as we speak, t...

A Tale of Two Congresswomen

Mimi Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mimi Kennedy

Why is Waters attacked for something remotely involving her husband while Harman receives no questions at all as her husband buys Newsweek?

Meg Whitman's Titanic Campaign for Governor of California

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

What has a record $70 million in primary spending gotten billionaire Meg Whitman? A plummeting Republican primary lead over state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.