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In Leak Cases, New Pressure on Journalists



Earlier administrations have fired and prosecuted government officials who provided classified information to the press. They have also tried to force reporters to identify their sources.

A Victory Over Terrorist Media

The Treasury Department struck a blow against one branch of Iran’s propaganda network on Thursday, designating Hezbollah’s al Manar satellite television operation as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist organization. The designation prohibits transactions between Americans and U.S....

No Quick ‘Therapy’ For Iraq



Iraq, as a nation, is like “a patient that has had a traumatic upbringing.”

Outgunned in Lebanon



The U.N. investigation into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has put Syria on the hot seat. Meanwhile, a quieter but no less important drama has been unfolding next door in Lebanon. As Syria’s government teeters, the Lebanese are wondering whether...

Goodlatte to Speak Sunday at Student-Led 9/11 Memorial



Congressman Bob Goodlatte and community representatives will speak at a student-organized memorial service and candlelight vigil at James Madison University Sunday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the national tragedy that occurred four years ago.

Senators Urge Terrorist Designation



More than 50 U.S. senators called on President Bush to designate Hezbollah’s television station as a terrorist body.

A Prosecutor Who Didn’t Back Down



Special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald lived up to his billing as a hard-nosed U.S. attorney when he pressed for the jailing of a reporter who refused to testify in his investigation into the leak of a CIA agent’s name. But his action just as likely was spurred by the unique...

Professor Visits Israel



Ole Miss law professor Ron Rychlak is in Israel this week participating in an academic fellowship program offered by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

Anger Management

Pennsylvania’s Police Prepare for Radical Islam

A tradition in the politics of American presidential campaigns is the increase in disingenuous rhetoric, often with minimal regard for recognizing the realities of the day. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton fight to emulate the ‘‘real deal’’ as presidential candidates who will ‘‘end the war’’...

Let Us Now Praise Claudia Rosett; She Deserves a Pulitzer Prize (or Six)



Let me be the first to congratulate Claudia Rosett on the receipt of her 2005 Pulitzer Prize. I am uncertain in which category she will win the honor (there are at least six—public service, investigative reporting, breaking news, national reporting, international reporting, and...

Lebanese Government Falls Amid Mass Protest



Breaking 29 years of Syrian domination, Lebanon’s pro-Damascus government fell today after two weeks of protests and political maneuvers in the wake of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

More Oil for Food Questions



The 219-page interim report on the U.N. Oil for Food Program, which was released late Thursday by the panel headed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, constitutes yet another disturbing indictment of the program.

Of what use is the United Nations?



Of what use is the United Nations? Sometimes, it seems the answer is: none at all.

France Moves to End Hizballah TV’s Hate Broadcasts



Jewish groups are applauding a move by the French government to revoke the license of a controversial Hizballah-run television station, just weeks after authorizing broadcasts through it satellite network.

CBS Eyed ‘60 Minutes’ Bush Bombshell



CBS News apparently had an October surprise of its own for President Bush.

Iraqis Tell of Turmoil in War-Torn Country

The Call is Sounded



Remember the Committee on the Present Danger?

UN Scandal Tests Investigators

Closing Ranks Around Franks



Congressional leaders and military officers past and present declared retired Gen. Tommy R. Franks a liberator of the highest order Wednesday when Business Executives for National Security [BENS] honored the plain-spoken soldier with its Eisenhower Award at the Ronald Reagan Building and...

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