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Since When Is Our Secretary of State a Threat?

Mark D. Weinberg | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Mark D. Weinberg

To hear the State Department tell it, the fact that our Secretary of State was forced to go through a metal detector before being allowed to meet with Egypt's president does not matter very much. But with all due respect, it does matter.

Yellowcake and Eat It Too: Why An Extension of Nuclear Talks with Iran Is Good for America

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 07.17.2014 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

A diplomatic resolution will not only bring stability and security for us and our allies, but it could prove the beginning of broader efforts to curtail Iran's more destructive activities in the region.

Madam President

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Although many countries around the world have had a woman as the leader of their government, the U.S. has never had a woman president. Women were running for president, though, even before women had the right to vote.

Disrupting Hillary

John Feffer | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

Seven years later, Clinton is considering another run at the presidency. Once again, she is the dominant brand in the marketplace, the one to beat.

A New Low for Dick Cheney

Robert Hoopes | Posted 06.20.2014 | Media
Robert Hoopes

Republicans have a regrettable history of using key political moments for ridiculous publicity. However, for Dick Cheney to take an international crisis and turn it into a self-centered publicity campaign is a new low entirely.

Unintentional Vanity Plate: Revenge of the DMV Gods on a New Ass-Man

Kevin Walsh | Posted 06.14.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

The following was originally posted on MyMediaDiary.com. I've always chuckled at people who order vanity plates, but secretly wanted one since I wa...

Zach Carter

Kerry: It Would Have Been 'Offensive' To Leave Bergdahl With People Who Would 'Torture Him, Cut Off His Head'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry had no patience on Sunday for critics of President Barack Obama's decision to trade Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Berg...

Republicans Know Hillary Rodham Clinton Is a Force to Be Reckoned With

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Republicans are throwing everything they have up against the wall to see if it sticks trying to keep Hillary Rodham Clinton from running for president. Their problem is this woman who they are trying to paint as diminished in some way is clearly miles ahead in energy and brainpower from any of the people that want the 2016 Republican nomination.

Darrell Issa and the Canary in the Coal Mine

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

In 2014, we have an (unfortunately not lone wolf) Congressmen attempting to use the death of a distinguished ambassador to bring down a former Secretary of State who may or may not be a political opponent in 2016.

Hillary Clinton Defends Her State Department Record Amid Criticism

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

(Adds Clinton quote on women's issues) By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton, a likely ...

Secretary, Administrative Assistant or Administrative Professional?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

Through the years, I have met other secretaries who do not have their own cards, but this was the first time I had been given that explanation for not having one. What she said really bothered me -- implying that being "only a secretary" she was not important enough to have a card.

John Kerry Seen Going Door to Door, Offering to Broker Peace Deals

Spencer Green | Posted 06.09.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In an unusual development, Secretary of State John Kerry has been seen going door to door offering to broker peace deals for anyone who is interested.

Mini Gesslers on the Campaign Trail?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Love him or hate him, Scott Gessler has brought an activist's style to his job as Secretary of State (SOS), while others in his position, including Re...

How Hillary Clinton Restored My Faith in Millennials

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.06.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

We woke up at the crack of dawn, some of us camped out overnight in front of Pauley Pavilion, not to see a movie star, but to attend a lecture. To listen to a member of our government.

Remembering the Past, Safeguarding the Future

John Kerry | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
John Kerry

Holocaust Remembrance Day calls us to condemn anti-Semitism in every form -- whether it's the disturbing rise of xenophobic and anti-Semitic parties in Europe or the uptick of violence against Jewish people anywhere in the world.

John Kerry To Visit Vatican

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Vatican to discuss the Middle East peace process, poverty and humanitarian issues. S...

Iran: Nuclear Energy for War or Peace? A Renewable Suggestion

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

One of the many serious issues the planet faces is whether or not Iran's nuclear program is to develop weapons or to be able to turn on a switch for l...

The Asia Rebalance Is Here to Stay

Daniel R. Russel | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. Russel

The United States enters 2014 positioned to capitalize on a year of intense engagement and investment in a region -- the Asia-Pacific -- that is increasingly critical to our future and to global growth.

Doubling Down in the Middle East Casino

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Did you hear the one about Obama and Kerry in a Middle East casino? They start off with lots of chips. They're playing craps, making a couple of large bets which they lose. So they take their remaining chips and head to the blackjack table.

Top 10 Questions You Should Know the Answer to Right Now!

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

So are you smart and up-to-date?! Do you know the answers to these questions? Who's in the World Series? How many members of Congress are there? Who is Kim Kardashian engaged to?

Kerry Says Iran Nears Nuclear Weapons Deal

Reuters | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics

(Incorporates IRAN-NUCLEAR/ZARIF) WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a deal on Iran's nuclear wea...

Hillary's To-Do List on Benghazi -- And Soon!

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

There are issues that you just have to get in front of if you're going to win an argument or an election. The leader among potential election-breakers requiring Hillary Clinton's early attention is, of course, what has come to be known simply as "Benghazi."

American Exemplarism Over American Exceptionalism

Chris Abraham | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Abraham

Can't there be other gleaming palaces? Can't there be other shining cities on other hills? Isn't there room enough in this globe for the two or more of us?

Sponsor: Progressive Tax Push Coming in Spring

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.13.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There are a handful of bills in the General Assembly seeking to change the state constitution to allow Illinois to drop its one-rate-for-all income tax system and implement a progressive income tax. But so far there's been no legislative push to get things moving.

Is Authority Permission?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

By a limited definition of Article II, the president can act on the spot in an emergency to protect American interests. That authority is still not, in my opinion, a blanket permission to act unilaterally in Syria.