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Speaking Truth to Power

William Astore | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
William Astore

Peter Van Buren's story is a cautionary tale of waste, mismanagement, and hubris, one that should serve to discourage (or at least to inform) current efforts in Afghanistan.

Who Wiki Cares Anymore?

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seema Jilani

Many of the State Department cables are akin to teenage diary entries one might see scrawled on a high school bathroom wall. This is not news. This is not important. This is an episode of Desperate Housewives, but with less attractive characters.

Protest on Craiglist Doorsteps in San Francisco to End "Adult Services" Section

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Conchita Sarnoff

Protesters are asking Craigslist to close the euphemistically named "Adult Services" section of their website and set a sex industry-free standard that would help to eliminate human trafficking worldwide and prostitution.

Banned Under Bush, Muslim Scholar Tariq Ramadan Returns to US

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Sledge

Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan -- whose visa was formerly revoked by the State Department in 2004 -- has returned to the United States for a series of lectures.

Cartel Killing Place Texas and Mexico on High Alert

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Conchita Sarnoff

President Calderon needs vital American resources and support today. Mexico cannot and should not fight this war singlehandedly, since the number one consumer for drugs trafficked is the US.

21st Century Citizenship

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

The concept and practice of 21st century statecraft will have profound implications for how we think of ourselves as citizens -- of both our own country and of the digital world we increasingly inhabit.

USAID Director Vacancy Threatens Agency's Future

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton begins a seven-country African trip with a visit to Kenya, the main U.S. foreign aid agency is in limbo, ...

Clinton: Don't Worry About Me

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday she is comfortable in her position as President Barack Obama's top diplomat...

The New Non-Human Rights Approach

Jack Healey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jack Healey

The seeds of change have been sown and it is time for us as a country to guide our leaders towards an ethical standard for human rights, to step out of the darkness of these last few years.

Hillary Jokes: "I Sometimes Totally Forget" I Ran For President

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Clinton seemed to charm State Department employees today in her first town hall meeting as Secretary of State -- mixing serious bus...

Clinton's First Day: Welcomed At State Department (VIDEO)

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has kicked off her new position as chief diplomat by introducing herself to State Departm...

Clinton Takes Over State Department

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton took charge of the State Department on Thursday, proclaiming the start of a new era of robust U.S. diplomacy...

Nice Not to Hear Norm Coleman at Hillary Clinton Hearing

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

My first reaction listening to the just one-notch-short-of-a-love-fest hearing was that Norm Coleman's absence has made a huge difference.

Sam Stein

Clinton's Exhaustive Prep Work For State Hearing Pays Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the opening of Sen. Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearings for the post of Secretary of State on Tuesday, the ranking Republican on theSenate For...

Clinton Confirmation Hearing Talking Points: "Smart Power"

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama transition talking points for Sen. Hillary Clinton's Tuesday confirmation hearing as secretary of state say she will stress "a renewal of Am...

Clinton State Department Being Filled With Loyalists

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Preparing for her new role as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton is moving to surround herself with a cast of die-hard loya...

Jason Linkins

Right Still Bullish On Hillary Clinton At State

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Barron YoungSmith has a piece up at The New Republic today, entitled "Hawks For Hillary," that continues to relate something we've been hearing about ...

Turf Battle Looms Between Secret Service And State Department Over Protecting Hillary Clinton

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It may not be your typical Washington power struggle, but Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's expected nomination to be secretary of stat...

Dem Foreign Policy Experts Fear Clinton Team

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) almost certain to become President-elect Barack Obama's secretary of state, some foreign-policy experts in t...

Hillary Clinton Accepts Obama's Offer?

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

The Guardian is now reporting that Hillary Clinton will accept Obama's offer to become secretary of state. My immediate question was, what would Hillaryis44.org have to say?