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Remembering Diplomats on Memorial Day

Remembering Diplomats on Memorial Day
“Remembering the Diplomats on Memorial Day,” a piece I wrote last year. This is dedicated to the Foreign Service officers we lost in the past year – Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, and Anne Smedinghoff. This year, please remember the diplomats and all civilians who serve their country on the front lines of freedom.

Key Events Influencing the 2012 U.S. ...

With the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election today, I thought it was time to get a little political. Election Day in the United States, November 6, is less than six months away and the campaigns are in full swing, so now’s a good time to weigh in on the U.S. presidential race. In spite of the incumbent status of President Barack Obama, a [...]

Remembering the Diplomats on Memorial...

Every year on Memorial Day, American flags are flown to honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died or were wounded in the line of duty. Their service is noble, and I appreciate that our country publicly acknowledges their sacrifices. Scant attention, however, is paid to the civilians who serve courageously in the line of fire. Diplomats [...]