While the president is urging our intelligence workers to “go back to school” in grammatically incorrect Tweets, they are saving lives and protecting us from extremely dangerous threats. Intelligence is the best defense against terrorism, nuclear weapons, cyber attacks and financial crimes.
The farm bill only advanced after Republicans inserted language that barred a floor vote for the rest of 2018 on a resolution limiting U.S. intervention in war-torn Yemen. Lawmakers passed that rule 206-203 — with the votes of five Democrats, including Maryland Rep. Ruppersberger.
As President Trump continues to reach out to the world's despots — praising the "fantastic job" done by Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; saying he would be "honored" to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un; inviting death squad promoter and Philippines' president Rodrigo Duterte to the White House; congratulating Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on maintaining rule; and nurturing a bromance with Russia's Vladimir Putin — he would do well to keep in mind their perennial
There's a certain irony in the fact that the American president who won the office vowing to end the two wars he inherited finds himself after six years as much a wartime president as the man he succeeded.
Al Qaida has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists in Paris. The motive for the attack by the Kouachi brothers was to avenge what the brothers believed to be blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed. But there may be another motive for the timing of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Al Qaida has a penchant for timing some of its more spectacular attacks to coincide with the court trials of its operatives in captivity.