Gary Johnson rally

I guess there are worse things than being a libertarian, but I still don’t want anyone to think I’m one. That’s why I have my press badge on even though the event I’m covering is outdoors in Washington, D.C., on the corner of New Hampshire and M streets, freely accessible to random passersby—including the first person that talks to me.

“Why are there so many white guys standing together?” he says. “Should I have something to fear?”

“Maybe,” I say.

Editor's Blog

Howard Dean Halfheartedly Apologizes for Using Cocaine Innuendo About Trump

Howard Dean / AP

Former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean halfheartedly apologized Friday for his tweet earlier this week suggesting that Donald Trump uses cocaine before calling on the media to apologize for not doing its job calling out Trump for his own innuendos.

Congress Already Apprehensive Over 9/11 Saudi Measure

Mitch McConnell

Republican leaders are voicing concerns over legislation that allows family members of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the attacks just one day after Congress overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s veto of the bill.

Bill Clinton Keeps Obama Waiting on the Tarmac

President Obama and Bill Clinton / Wikimedia Commons

Former President Bill Clinton kept President Obama waiting on the tarmac Friday morning while Air Force One was trying to take off from Israel.

U.N. News Agency Deletes ‘Stop Trump’ Tweet

Donald Trump

The United Nations News Centre, the official media arm of the organization, swiftly removed a post to Twitter on Thursday urging the “8 million Americans abroad” to “stop” Donald Trump from winning the presidency in November.

Report: Obama Admin Signed Secret Document to Lift U.N. Sanctions on Iranian Banks

John Kerry, Mohammad Javad Zarif

The Obama administration signed a secret document to lift United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks that were previously blacklisted for their involvement in financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program the same day Tehran released four American prisoners, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Former NATO Chief: The United States Should Be the World’s ‘Policeman’

Then-NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in 2014 / AP

It’s in America’a self-interest to be the global leader. I would suggest three things. First, if you do not attack the enemy on their soil, they will attack you on your soil. You saw that on Sept. 11, 2001. Go overseas and fight the enemy. Secondly, I would say that prevention is less expensive than a cure. So it’s very important for the U.S. to address conflicts while they are still small and manageable. The U.S. should not do what it did in the 1920s and 1930s and let world problems grow to a point that resolving those problems costs a huge amount of blood and treasure. Third, it is in the U.S. interest to preserve the world order that the U.S. itself created after the Second World War.

Shimon Peres, 1923-2016

Shimon Peres

With the passing of Shimon Peres at the age of 93, two very different men died. The first was young, pragmatic and tough-minded, skilled in negotiation and focused on building Israel’s military strength. The second was older, a dreamer, resolutely focused on a vision of peace that proved stubbornly impervious to reality.

The first Peres was tapped by Ben-Gurion to head Israel’s navy at the tender age of 24, and then became director general of the defense ministry at 29. He helped establish Israel’s arms industry and led the negotiations with France that made it Israel’s chief weapons supplier. He was deeply involved in the planning, with England and France, of the 1956 Sinai campaign and is credited with the construction of Israel’s nuclear deterrent at Dimona.

Darryl Glenn: It’s Time to ‘Take Back Your Government’

Darryl Glenn

BOULDER, Colo.—Darryl Glenn is answering questions from a group of college Republicans about poverty, religious liberty, Black Lives Matter, and culture. It’s difficult to hear him over a rendition of Rihanna’s “Disturbia” by an all-male a cappella group practicing in the classroom nextdoor.

‘Deepwater Horizon’ Review

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon isn’t really an action-adventure film, or a disaster movie. Not quite. Rather, it’s a horror film. It’s about a struggle for survival against an implacable, relentless foe. Or foes, really: the pent up energy of billions of barrels of oil beneath the ocean floor on the one hand; callous corporations on the other.

Howard Dean Halfheartedly Apologizes for Using Cocaine Innuendo About Trump

Howard Dean / AP

Former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean halfheartedly apologized Friday for his tweet earlier this week suggesting that Donald Trump uses cocaine before calling on the media to apologize for not doing its job calling out Trump for his own innuendos.

Congress Already Apprehensive Over 9/11 Saudi Measure

Mitch McConnell

Republican leaders are voicing concerns over legislation that allows family members of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the attacks just one day after Congress overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s veto of the bill.

Bill Clinton Keeps Obama Waiting on the Tarmac

President Obama and Bill Clinton / Wikimedia Commons

Former President Bill Clinton kept President Obama waiting on the tarmac Friday morning while Air Force One was trying to take off from Israel.