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Tom Ridge

Paul Blumenthal

Jeb Bush Is Taking Foreign Policy Advice From These Influence Peddlers | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the attempted Christmas Day underwear bombing of a jetliner in 2009, former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff blanketed...

National Security Entrepreneurs Create Cyber Insurance

Bea Edwards | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

This configuration of secrecy and political connections is ideal for cashing in. In a field with billions of dollars in public money, no oversight and a corner on the expertise, Ridge, like Chertoff, Hayden and Alexander, is well-positioned to convert government funds into private profit.

Former Bush Official Calls Climate Change A 'Real Serious Problem'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge again discussed the issue of climate change, calling it a "real serious problem" that could be a potentia...

'Our (New) Terrorists' the MEK: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 11.27.2012 | World
Coleen Rowley

The big money model for lobbyist success has paved the way for the coalition of MEK front groups to corrupt U.S. Government by funneling millions of dollars from who-knows-where to elected and appointed political figures to turn dark into light.

Is Post-Partisanship Passe? Schwarzenegger and Company (and Bill Clinton) Say No

William Bradley | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The former two-term governor of California told me over the summer that he still believes that most things get done through "action in the center" away from the extremes.

One Damning Report

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

It's easy for Congress to show it cares about American security, the American economy and American manufacturing. All it takes is a vote to secure and upgrade a dam. And, you know, the rest of the nation's infrastructure.

Lights, Camera, Educate!

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Zachary K. Pearce

When the lights and camera are cued, not only is a news show taking place, but an outstanding education is in the making.

Tom Ridge Endorses Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney announced an endorsement Wednesday from former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, who had previously backed then-candidate Jon Huntsman. Rid...

Sam Stein

GOP Field Sobers Up On Super PACs | Sam Stein | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

TILTON, N.H. -- The rapid rise and far-reaching impact of super PACs -- the well-financed non-party groups that helped carry former Massachusetts Gov....

Sam Stein

Huntsman Backer Sets Incredibly High Bar For Romney | Sam Stein | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Political observers and staff members for presidential campaigns almost unanimously expect former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney t...

Tom Ridge: Congress' Inaction For 9/11 First Responders 'A Bloody Outrage'

AOL Government | By Dan Verton | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

The nation's first Secretary of Homeland Security said Congress has "failed" America's first responders by not acting on legislation that would dedica...

Why Horrifying Abortion Clinic Was Not Inspected For 17 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ProPublica's Marian Wang reports:While this week's indictment involving a grisly abortion mill in Philadelphia has shocked many [1], the grand jury's ...

The West's Monologue With Tehran

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

To avoid seeing the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism equipped with the world's deadliest weapon, Washington and her allies need to rectify past policy mistakes and stand with the Iranian people for democratic change.

Marcus Baram

Fear Pays: Chertoff, Ex-Security Officials Slammed For Cashing In On Government Experience | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After last month's plot to send bombs from Yemen to the United States aboard a cargo plane, former U.S. Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff's whi...

The Secret Superdelegate War Revealed

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

It was one year ago today that Hillary Clinton announced plans to suspend her campaign for the Democratic nomination, and urged her supporters to unite behind Barack Obama.

Vital Speeches, Back in the Day

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

A sampling of American speeches from 75 years ago reveals rhetoric both strange and strangely familiar.

Ridge: Terror Suspect Doesn't Deserve Constitution's 'Full Range Of Protections'

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The man who allegedly lit an explosive on board a U.S.-bound international flight deserves none of the constitutional protections afforded American ci...

Playboy: Con Man Convinced Bush Administration He Could Predict Terror Attack

Playboy | Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The weeks before Christmas brought no hint of terror. But by the afternoon of December 21, 2003, police stood guard in heavy assault gear on the stree...

My Morning Ritual

Steven Weber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Weber

The last several months have highlighted, more than any time I can remember, the confluence of commerce and politics, loss of faith in government, and widespread acceptance of cartoon scenarios.

Keep Your Shoes On: A Modest Proposal for Rational Airport Security

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

The rest of the world is laughing at us. Literally, in some cases -- when I reflexively took my shoes off at a security line in Berlin, the guard chuckled. Stupid American.

Rachel Maddow: Her Intelligence is Right

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Cirincione

Maddow will not let former officials dodge responsibility for launching an unnecessary war in Iraq. Why do other journalists?

Tom Ridge: I Avoid Red And Orange Ties

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

"All I wanted was to make sure I didn't wear an orange or red one," adding, "I wish I could say I picked it out, but somebody gave it to me."...

Politics and Pressure

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Menaker

At least Ridge on the "Rachel Maddow Show" and "Hardball" had the decency to squirm, and thus give himself away. The way that he said that he didn't mean what he said showed me that he did.

Ridge: Take That Untrustworthy Jacket Off My Trustworthy Book!

Talking Points Memo | Ben Frumin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge's backpedaling book tour continues! As we've reported, Ridge's new book, The Test of Our Times: America ...

Maddow Interviews Tom Ridge About Iraq Intelligence, Hurricane Katrina, Politicized Threat Levels (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** TPM makes the good point that Maddow got Ridge to contradict what was written on the jacket of his book. After repeatedly denying that p...