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Can We All Get Along?: Tisha B'Av

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 07.31.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Someday, the Ninth of Av will change from a day of destruction to a day of celebration. How can we speed up the process? ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/11/14

John Zipperer | Posted 07.11.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

You only have five minutes before you head to the store to pick up your snacks for the World Cup final, so quickly take our Week to Week news quiz to freshen up your mind.

Soviet Cold War Spy Secrets Revealed

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.06.2014 | World

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — The papers spent years hidden in a milk churn beneath a Russian dacha and read like an encyclopedia of Cold War espionage....

Why Jack Bauer Reminds Me of Jesus

Bethany Blankley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the co...

So Far 'I Am Pilgrim' Is the Best Book of 2014

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.21.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Last year I stumbled on to a book by William Kent Krueger titled Ordinary Grace. It turned out to be the best novel I read that year. Now I have stumb...

Beyond the Fringe: Parshat Shelach

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The spies sin at the beginning of the Torah portion, and the Torah uses a linguistic connection to teach us not to stray after our own spies. It's the tzitzit on our garments that help us restrain ourselves.

SPOOKS SPIED ON ONLINE GAMERS

The New York Times | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology

Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Lif...

To Spy in Lisbon

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

Stays in the city inspired authors such as Graham Greene and Ian Fleming to write some of the best espionage tales of the last century, from Our Man in Havana to the first of the 007 series, Casino Royale.

Oh, By the Way, Germany Spies on Us

Keith Thomson | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Keith Thomson

Project Rahab uses SIGINT -- intelligence based on interception of signals, conversations and electronic communications -- to gather information on foreign business competition that can benefit German companies.

Turkey Telling on Israeli Mossad Agents: No Loyalties in the Intelligence Cesspool

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

Did Turkey give Iran the names of Israeli Mossad agents allegedly operating in Turkey? If true -- and the public is unlikely to find out any time soon -- then Turkey breached one of fundamental unwritten rules of ethics in the lawless no-rules game of espionage.

I Only Regret That I Have But One Life to Give for My Country: Yours

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's harder these days to imagine a use for such a heroically solitary statement -- not in an America in which spying and surveillance are boom businesses, and our latest potential Nathan Hales are corporate contractors, who often don't get closer to the enemy than a computer terminal.

We Beg to Inform (On) You...

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

I had certainly been aware of how many post-9/11 "terror" cases against American Muslims rested on the acts and testimony of government informers. I began to wonder, however, what we didn't know about the low-tech side of America's massive intelligence overreach.

The Spies Who Loved U.S.

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

The Cold War is long over, but espionage is forever. Russian spies still operate in the U.S. and American ones in Russia. On Tuesday, Russia's securit...

Hawaii A Hot Spot For Spying

AP | BY AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU — Clandestine agents. Foreign spies. Intelligence. Hawaii is better known for sunbathing on the beach or surfing than high-stakes sleut...

For All Practical Porpoises

Floyd Elliot | Posted 05.15.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Even cooler than a porpoise-drawn chariot, though, are porpoise assassins, an opinion that the Ukrainian navy apparently shares with me, because they have trained dolphins to "attack enemy combat swimmers using special knives or pistols fixed to their heads."

Chevron in Ecuador: U.S. Oil Company Spies on Latin American Country to Escape Multi-Billion Court Judgment

Karen Hinton | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Karen Hinton

Reports of China's involvement in spying on U.S. corporations have generated debate in this country about how to punish its government and prevent the theft of valuable American trade secrets. But what if it were the reverse? What if a U.S. corporation spied on a sovereign nation?

Israel's Secret Prisoner, Suicide and Hubris: Don't Rely on Spies to Be Perfect

Dan Raviv | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

Even Israel's biggest admirers do not, of course, expect perfection. But senior Israelis -- whether they are politicians, army generals, or intelligence chiefs -- often do seem to feel that they can do no wrong.

Tunisia Eyes Its Cops and Spies

Joseph Braude | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Joseph Braude

Today in Tunisia and Egypt, most of the people who staff the police and intelligence services are holdovers from the deposed regime -- while some of the very Islamists whom they were trained to undermine hold the reins of power.

Aid Worker as Spy: The Cost of a Fake Vaccination Campaign

Ali Hayat | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Ali Hayat

The Government of Pakistan has started to take a much tougher stance towards some of the international non-governmental organizations and their staff, thus seriously undermining their ability to reach out to the most vulnerable in a timely manner.

SLIDESHOW: CIA Spy Tools You've Never Seen Before

Reuters | Patricia Reaney | Posted 07.18.2012 | Weird News

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The mysterious cloak and dagger world of international espionage and its real-life heros and vi...

The Life And Death Of The First Slain Female CIA Agent

The Washington Post | Edward Cody May 6, 2012 | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

The CIA director revealed only a few details about the 21-year-old woman, a secretary among spies. In the agency’s annual memorial service for emplo...

Andrea Stone

Tea Party-Backed Rep: Obama Will 'Trade Away' Secrets In Second Term

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A freshman Republican congressman currently campaigning for his second term recently suggested that President Barack Obama will reveal s...

Are U.S. Colleges Infected By Foreign Spies?

Posted 04.10.2012 | College

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon contacted the Central Intelligence Agency in late 2009 with an urgent question. The school’...

Metra Hires Spies To Keep Tabs On Conductors, Ensure Fares Collected

Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

Facing the prospect of either fare hikes, service cuts or a combination of both, Metra has opted to employ a somewhat unusual strategy to improve its ...

Portrait of a Spy Is a Topical Spy Tale

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.01.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Gabriel Allon has been the subject of many novels by Daniel Silva and yet this character is never boring.