This is no way to protect our national security

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

There is nothing about President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on refugees that makes us safer or more secure. As my CNN colleague Peter Bergen reminds us: “All the lethal acts of jihadist terrorism in the States since 9/11 have been carried out by...

Trump’s bogus border wall

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Donald Trump built his campaign on the promise of building a great southern border wall and getting Mexico to pay for it. But the executive order he announced Wednesday, while it may nod in the direction of that pledge, is not a change in...

Mike Flynn: Trump team’s weakest link

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

As President Donald J. Trump’s national security team falls into place, there has been much focus on the substance of what some are calling a “Trump Doctrine” that emerged during his inaugural speech: America First. The phrase itself is controversial, evoking memories of WWII’s...

How to stay safe at the Women’s March

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

With the nation divided and protests already occurring around President Donald Trump’s inauguration, it might seem that now is a good time to avoid large public gatherings. But Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington is resolutely aimed at being a peaceful and meaningful demonstration against...

It’ll be Trump’s job to face facts on Russia hack

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The fact that Donald J. Trump will become president isn’t why we should all care — deeply — about the news that intelligence agencies, but mainly the CIA, have concluded that Russia used cyberattacks and infiltrations aimed at harming Hillary Clinton’s campaign. (Disclosure:...

Why to embrace ‘nanny state’ after Oakland fire

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The Ghost Ship was, sadly, appropriately named. The warehouse-turned-art gallery in Oakland, California, was packed with young people out for fun when it became engulfed in flames on Friday night during an electronic dance party. The magnitude of the horror is evidenced by the...

How to prepare for the Day After

Monday, November 21st, 2016

As President-elect Donald Trump’s transition continues with an unprecedented level of confusion and delay, it is worth noting that this, in fact, is the easy part. Transitions from one administration to another are so formalized and organized at this stage — buoyed by a...

What’s the biggest threat on Election Day?

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Leading up to Election Day, there are renewed intelligence concerns of a possible terrorist attack planned by al Qaeda.

To put it in context, however, the times around elections and democratic transitions have always raised security concerns as terrorist groups attempt to disrupt the act...

How to Parent During an R-Rated Election

Friday, October 28th, 2016

If this election season were given a movie rating, it would definitely be an R (and, sadly, sometimes even veering to the fringe of an X). We all have been exposed to an onslaught of language, visuals, and anger rarely seen in American politics....

Why the Opioid Crisis is an issue of Homeland Security

Monday, October 24th, 2016

While the final presidential debate brought up discussions around protecting our borders and deporting drug traffickers, Chris Wallace (and every other debate moderator this election cycle) never asked about how our presidential candidates will address the very real public health crisis stemming from opioid...

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This is no way to protect our national security
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January 26th, 2017
Mike Flynn: Trump team’s weakest link
January 24th, 2017
How to stay safe at the Women’s March
January 21st, 2017
It’ll be Trump’s job to face facts on Russia hack
December 13th, 2016
Why to embrace ‘nanny state’ after Oakland fire
December 6th, 2016
How to prepare for the Day After
November 21st, 2016
What’s the biggest threat on Election Day?
November 6th, 2016
How to Parent During an R-Rated Election
October 28th, 2016
Why the Opioid Crisis is an issue of Homeland Security
October 24th, 2016