| May 18, 2013
| 6:52 AM
What is it about presidents' second terms that makes them seem so scandal-ridden? Simple: The iron law of longevity. All governments make mistakes, and all governments try to hide those mistakes. But the longer an administration is in office, the more...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Signaling a desire to return to public life, retired Gen. David H. Petraeus offered an apology Tuesday for the scandal that led to his resignation as director of the CIA and brought an illustrious career to an abrupt end.
Petraeus has kept a low...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Sen. Lindsey Graham said it best.
Talking about the challenges the next secretary of defense will confront, Graham, a South Carolina Republican, warned that he will face "a world on fire."
So true, and the Middle East along with the larger Islamic world...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:01 PM
“Thank you to The Herald-Mail for printing the beautiful Memorial Day photos. Those photos were powerful, emotional and made me proud to be an American.”
“I’d like to applaud The Herald-Mail for its Tuesday...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- We may never know exactly what happened in Benghazi the night Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, but it's becoming increasingly clear that our response was short of optimum.
Even today, there are far more...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:04 PM
A president, any president, is entering a trough when friends or detractors drag out creepy John Dean to offer an opinion on the scale of a scandal. The obstructor of justice from the Watergate scandal has been on display lately as a trifecta of...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:45 AM
There’s a familiar template for the “scandals” that have so far “plagued” the Obama administration, in that they are all, for the most part, total bullshit and/or unfortunate events in the vast federal bureaucracy that have...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:50 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya last year has become a factor driving the White House decision on how large a force to leave in Afghanistan after 2014 — and a specter hanging over talks between the Afghan...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:30 PM
Nobody resigns in disgrace any more. Disgrace may be just as common as ever -- such is the human condition -- but not resignations. Even when they're clearly called for. Rank still has its privileges, especially when it's abused. As when the higher-ups at...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- The new year began not with a cannonball off the fiscal cliff but with an outbreak of conspiratorial cynicism.
This time it's Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose fall and concussion, followed by a blood clot between her brain and...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:30 PM
Three senior State Department officials resigned under pressure Wednesday after an independent review board determined that they had operational responsibility for "grossly inadequate" security when Islamic militants killed four Americans at the U.S....
| Jan 27, 2013
It was darkly amusing to watch Republicans go after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Capitol Hill hearings regarding the tragic fiasco in Benghazi, Libya. But the Grand Old Party's attack dogs were barking up the wrong tree.