National Commentary

National Commentary

America's 'dungeon'

Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the CIA began taking prisoners captured in U.S. anti-terrorism operations. Some were tortured. This is not news....


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Rolling Stone, CIA report and more

A fascinating side event to the furor over the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the treatment of post-Sept. 11 detainees has been the debate over...


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A 2014 Gift of the Magi

A giant Manhattan penthouse and a summer home in the Hamptons. That was all. There was nothing Sabrina could do but plop onto her designer couch and cry. Christmas...


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Encouraging the vote

Given that it’s the world’s oldest living democracy, it’s odd that the United States puts so many obstacles between its citizens and the voting...


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Senate interrogation report distorts the CIA's success foiling

The most incredible and false claim in the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the CIA interrogation program is that the program was neither necessary...




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Ashton Carter's big job

Ashton B. Carter, President Obama’s nominee to be his fourth defense secretary, is supremely qualified to manage the Pentagon. Even in a polarized Congress,...


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Jeb Bush's Shakespearean rumination

Now playing on the national stage - Jeb Bush as Hamlet: To be, or not to be - that is the question... Jeb can't seem to decide whether he wants to expose himself...


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How Washington became irrelevant

Now that the midterms are behind us, let’s have an honest assessment of what’s really happening in our nation’s capital: The federal...


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Stifled justice

“I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t...


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The implosion of Bill Cosby

The world is watching the career and reputation of comedian Bill Cosby disintegrate virtually overnight in a humiliating, seemingly-daily, public miniseries...


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