‘Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA’ by John Rizzo

Dina Temple-Raston is the counterterrorism correspondent at NPR and the author of four books, including “The Jihad Next Door,” about the Lackawanna Six. She is on a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. John Rizzo was sitting in his office at CIA headquarters about...

Who had the worst week in Washington? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

“It is what it is.” That was the message from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a news conference Thursday aimed at beating back the controversy surrounding his administration’s involvement in the closure of several lanes of traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., leading to...

Book review: ‘Mozart,’ by Paul Johnson

If we tend to envision the short life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as primarily unhappy — ever at odds with his wife, impoverished and in debt, driven to an early grave by his rival Antonio Salieri — it is largely because of Peter Shaffer’s play...

Now that the Muslim Brotherhood is declared a terrorist group, it just might become one

Daniel Byman is a professor in the security studies program at Georgetown University and the research director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Tamara Cofman Wittes is director of the Saban Center. This essay draws upon their contribution...

Milbank: New Jersey narcissist

Things we learned about Chris Christie during his 105-minute apologia: “I’m a very loyal guy.” “I am not a focus-group-tested, blow-dried candidate.” “I’ve worked for the last 12 years in public life developing a reputation for...

A diplomatic insurance policy against Iran

Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A diplomatic breakthrough resulting in a peaceful and verifiable termination of Iran’s nuclear weapons program is the preferred outcome of the Obama administration’s...

Clamp down on illegal fishing to curb human trafficking

Mark P. Lagon is a professor at Georgetown University and an adjunct senior fellow for human rights at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was U.S. ambassador at large for human trafficking from 2007 to 2009. If most people think human trafficking is all about sexual...

Gerson: New tactics for a renewed War on Poverty

Assessing the outcome of the War on Poverty — announced 50 years ago — has always been complicated by the hopes it initially inspired. After his election in 1964, Lyndon Johnson proclaimed that Americans were living in “the most hopeful times since Christ was...

Robinson: Chris Christie is not the victim

You know a politician is having a bad day when he has to stand before a news conference and plead, “I am who I am, but I am not a bully.” Frankly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was unconvincing on that score Thursday as he attempted to contain a widening...

Krauthammer: How to fight academic bigotry

For decades, the American Studies Association labored in well-deserved obscurity. No longer. It has now made a name for itself by voting to boycott Israeli universities, accusing them of denying academic and human rights to Palestinians. Given that Israel has a profoundly...