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US Foreign Service

A Grandmother on Moon Thoughts, 45 Years Later

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Time and attention are quirky. We were in Washington when the Russians launched Sputnik in 1957 starting the Space race, aware but focused more on new baby, new job.

Hillary, Foreign Policy, and the all-American Superbowl

John Brown | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
John Brown

One false way to convince "people" the world over (including in our very own USA) that you're "doing something" when you actually have nothing to do/decide upon, is to be "on the move," with the complacent media, eager for any story, "reporting" on your "new initiative."

'Should I Join the U.S. Foreign Service?'

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

It was only after my book came out that State decided I could not work there. Something vague about not suddenly having judgement anymore, like losing one's mojo I guess.