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Jackie Gingrich Cushman
Jackie Gingrich Cushman is a speaker, columnist, socialpreneur, and author.
by | Jul 15, 2013

There are two institutions we are asked to trust to supervise the National Security Agency and the rest of the intelligence community to make sure they are obeying the Constitution and the law. We are told that we have to…

by | Jul 8, 2013

The Wednesday coup that overthrew Mohamed Morsi’s Egyptian regime is of considerable significance, but not of the kind that has been lavished on it by the media. Too many reporters and commentators have taken the coup as a sign of…

by | Jul 1, 2013

Even vacationing in Africa, President Obama isn’t far enough away to avoid the international disdain being heaped on him on the subject of infamous NSA leaker Edward Snowden. These days, you’re just not cool unless you’ve dissed Obama. It’s almost…

by | Jun 24, 2013

Momentary Muscovite Edward Snowden is now in Russia’s capital, enjoying Vladimir Putin’s hospitality while en route to Caracas or Havana or some other totalitarian hellhole where, presumably, he thinks he’s going to be feted as a hero. He should expect…

by | Jun 17, 2013

The Obama administration has reached the unenviable stage in which it’s almost impossible to determine where one scandal ends and another begins. The most recent case in point is President Obama’s decision to kinda sorta intervene in the Syrian civil…

by | Jun 13, 2013

It’s probably easier to put a man on Mars than it is to please the military with a new fighter jet. Every time someone tries—as our worst defense secretary, Robert McNamara, did in the 1960s—the project fails. Invariably, what works…

by | Jun 10, 2013

It seemed as if we’d be able to focus on the Eric Holder subset of the Obama scandal parade for at least a few days. But we were interrupted by revelations about Obama’s telephone and email snooping published in the…

by | Jun 3, 2013

The bucketful of speculation that Attorney General Eric Holder will lose his job is just that: speculation that probably won’t go anywhere. Holder’s Justice Department is so clearly awash in scandals that Justice doesn’t even bother to mount a defense….

by | May 28, 2013

It was only last week that I posed the question of how long the war the terrorists are waging against us will continue. President Obama answered that question in his 23 May speech at the National Defense University. His answers…

by | May 23, 2013

Back in the days when we had them, declarations of war were short, simple, and clear. By contrast, the “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” (from here on AUMF) cobbled together by Congress and signed by President Bush after…

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