State Department Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Remembering Congressman John Miller

The former Congressman was a good and decent man, indelibly marked with a Jewish passion for justice, remembered with affection and esteem by those privileged to know him – and remembered with honor and gratitude by those he tried to liberate from various forms of slavery.

What Catholics Forget About World Affairs

For quite some time now, commentary on world politics by leading Catholic officials, here and at the Vatican, has been marked by a certain softness, occasionally bordering on the surreal, that is a continual amazement to non-Catholics in the more Realist sectors of the foreign-policy community.

The Pontifical Spin Cycle

The non-stop brouhaha over the pope’s impending “environmental” encyclical — the pre-spin that has one camp exultant and another in darkest despair — seems quite out of proportion to what we actually know, ahead of time, about the Catholic Church, environmental issues, and the encyclical-to-come.

Sorry, Media, but Hillary is Incompetent

What exactly are Mrs. Clinton’s achievements – her concrete, tangible, exceptional achievements – as First Lady, senator, and secretary of state?

Why Won’t the Media Hold Hillary to the Same Standard They Did Bob McDonnell?

Why is Hillary Clinton evading scrutiny for conduct that is worse than the corruption that landed the former Virginia governor in prison?

Hillary Clinton’s Tangle of Corruption

The Clinton Foundation’s sordid fundraising reinforces the impression that Mrs. Clinton is a tangle of corruption, dishonest and untrustworthy, and playing by rules that apply to her and her husband but not to others.

Why Is Obama Parroting Castro Talking Points?

Had President Obama been interested in reforming the Cuban regime, he could have asked for it; instead, he asked for and received nothing in exchange for everything the Castros wanted.

When Hillary’s Server Meets Obama’s Pen

President Obama’s abusive expansion of executive authority has handed Hillary Clinton a path around the sort of compromises she never wanted to make to begin with.

Hillary Clinton’s Poor Judgment

A recent email scandal is only the latest chapter in Hillary Clinton’s long history of flawed judgment at the executive level.

The Lessons of Hillary Clinton’s Secrecy

The revelation of the secret email account that Hillary Clinton used as Secretary of State is a reminder of her long history of obsessive secrecy and administrative confusion.