TODAY  Italian Terror Sweep, Lynch Confirmed AG

The Vatican Plot: Italian authorities say they have broken up a terrorist cell that once had direct contact with Osama bin Laden and in 2010 plotted a suicide attack on the Vatican.

YESTERDAY  Drones Kill Americans, Clintons and Cash

Friendly Fire: The White House revealed this morning that American hostage Dr. Warren Weinstein was inadvertently killed back in January during a CIA drone strike on an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan. Weinstein was an aid worker taken hostage in 2011.

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Today the Italian State Police carried out raids in seven provinces, including what they say was the cell’s headquarters on the island of Sardinia. The police said some of the suspects were involved in a 2009 Pakistan market bombing that killed and injured more than 300 people.

Nation: After sitting on her nomination for more than five months, the Senate yesterday confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General, and the first black woman to hold the job. It didn’t come without political jockeying and vociferous opposition.

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French Stop Plot, Spiritual Crime

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Terror Beat: French police have arrested an Algerian man they say was planning attacks on churches. On Sunday the man accidentally shot himself in the foot and called for an ambulance. Police followed a trail of blood to his …

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US Carrier to Yemen, Morsi Gets 20 Years

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Buildup: An American aircraft carrier has been dispatched to the waters off Yemen to stiffen the blockade of Iranian weapons to Houthi rebels. The USS Theodore Roosevelt is accompanied by a guided missile cruiser. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, …

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Migrant Crisis in the Med, Healthy Mac

Monday, April 20, 2015

Human Tide: The Italian Coast Guard today was responding to distress calls from two boats loaded with as many as 450 people in the Mediterranean. After the drowning of as many as 1,100 African migrants in just the past week, …

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Page Two

A Hero in His Own Mind

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Support Your Local Police … Or Else

Friday, January 2, 2015

Ebola is Good

Monday, November 3, 2014

Page Two: Stoned on 8th Avenue

Monday, August 4, 2014

Baseball, Futebol, and Football

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gay in the Locker Room

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Absurdity of Everest

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Journalism’s House of Cards

Monday, March 24, 2014

It's Been Said


"Like the cockroach, the anchorman has outlasted countless changes in the ecosystem around him. And he has done so despite being a ridiculous, if ingenious, American invention since his birth."


-Frank Rich writing in New York Magazine