Ambassador Rice Thanks Servicemembers in Afghanistan

Click here to see the photo gallery. On her first foreign trip as National Security Advisor, Ambassador Susan Rice spent three and a half days in Afghanistan to thank our troops and civilians around the holidays, and assess the situation on the g... Read more »

Theory and Practice:

[ by Charles Cameron -- how theory works out in practice, and vice versa ] . Here’s the first of a pair of “patterns” of interest… Theory contradicts practice: — with thanks to my friend Peter van der Werff! ** And here’s the second, a delicious serpent-bites-tail tweet re Egypt: Practice contradicts theory: Interior Ministry [...] Read more »

West Wing Week 11/29/13 or, “Kindness Covers All of My Political Beliefs”

Welcome to this Thanksgiving Edition of West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week, the President traveled to the west coast for a three day, three city swing, sat down for an interview with Barbara Walters, met with student entrepreneurs, held a video conference with Peace Corps volunteers, and announced a breakthrough in diplomatic talks with Iran. That's November 22rd to November 28th or "Kindness Covers All of My Political Beliefs."

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