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Donald Trump’s Candidacy: Where Is It Going? When and How Will It End? - Joseph Diaferia

First, I should state that I do not intend to address any of the views or positions that “The Donald” has been trumpeting (pun intended); nor do I intend to impugn the motives or political literacy of those who support him. 593 more words

Politics

Psychology of a Caliphrate

First, the Islamic State – hereafter called the D’aash – and the other terror cells don’t just exist in a vacuum. We already already know that they fund themselves through the sale of portable antiquities they seize from heritage sites, and that they fuel their campaign of fear and power by televising the demolition of larger religioius sites. 540 more words

Essays

Me, a Joke, and the Secret Police

Theory: A sense of humor is to every human quality as salt is to every food. It doesn’t take much, but the lack of it will pretty much kill whatever you’re serving. 1,761 more words

Foreign Girl

The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know

Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. 6,279 more words

The International Reporter

Carli Lloyd says she'd like to join the CIA

Appearing on a SiriusXM Town Hall broadcast, Carli Lloyd said she’s always had an interest in a couple of possible careers outside of soccer.

“I feel like I’d maybe want to fly a plane,” she said, “or be in the CIA or FBI.”

Carli Lloyd

CIA Plans Huge Release of Top Secret Reports From the 1960s

Jeff Stein reports for Newsweek:

The Central Intelligence Agency is set to release 2,500 previously top secret briefings it gave to presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. 231 more words

USA