Rachel Marsden

Posted July 28, 2015

I recently heard a panel of journalists complain on a radio show that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump won't stop hijacking the news cycle and is effectively preventing them from covering other stories. There were no such complaints during Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, even when it consisted mainly of platitudes about "hope and change."

Posted July 22, 2015

The Islamic State is getting foreign aid from somewhere. The West needs to connect the dots and trace the proxies or moneymen back to their nations so we can force them to be accountable for financing terrorism.

Posted July 14, 2015

The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany have struck a deal with Iran to lift economic sanctions and open the country back up for business in exchange for limitations on Iran's nuclear program.

Posted July 07, 2015

Over the long Independence Day weekend in America, did you spend more time in your little bedroom community pondering the potential of a terrorist attack than wondering how long you should let your hot dogs sizzle on the grill? If so, then America has far more serious problems than terrorism.

Posted June 30, 2015

Uber may not be a service that suits everyone -- as a woman riding solo, I'm not willing to chance it -- but it has nonetheless exposed impediments to a free market in the French taxi industry.

Posted June 23, 2015

PARIS -- For the latest example of Russia's "long game" in its worldwide competition against Western interests, look no further than how Russia is handling the matter of Greece and its endless financial woes. And if Russia ultimately wins, we in the West have only ourselves to blame.

Posted June 18, 2015

Two years ago, former NSA contractor and CIA employee Edward Snowden bailed to Hong Kong with a stash of digitized top-secret documents, some of which have since dribbled out into the public domain. According to a newly declassified report by the CIA's Office of the Inspector General, systemic vulnerabilities in the intelligence community long predate Snowden.

Posted June 12, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama recently cautioned U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates in a commencement speech: "I'm here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security. And, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country."

Posted June 02, 2015

Parts of the U.S. Patriot Act expired on Sunday. You may not have noticed, but the terrorists did. At least that's what CIA Director John Brennan said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Posted May 26, 2015

The fight against the Islamic State is making for some odd bedfellows -- namely, the U.S. and Iran. Perhaps that isn't a bad thing, as average Americans could be the ultimate beneficiaries.

Posted May 19, 2015

Pentagon officials are touting the success of a Delta Force special operations commando raid in Syria last weekend that resulted in the dispatch of about a dozen Islamic State riffraff.

Posted May 12, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Sochi, Russia, this week, apparently to play dumb with the Russians on the taxpayer's dime.

Posted May 05, 2015

Stupidity and obesity are now matters of U.S. national security. And it's only the tip of a more significant iceberg that threatens America from within.

Posted April 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton isn't just a Democratic candidate for president of the United States; she's co-president of the breakaway Republic of Clintonstan.

Posted April 22, 2015

PARIS -- The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation seems to be dreaming of foreign lands. Poland, to be exact. Circa World War II.

Posted April 14, 2015

As U.S. political focus turns to declarations of presidential candidacies, there needs to be a deliberate effort to avoid a repeat of the "Obama adventure."

Posted April 07, 2015

PARIS -- We're witnessing arguably the most unfocused and undisciplined U.S. foreign policy in history under President Barack Obama. If I'm seeing it and you're seeing it, then it's a safe bet that America's opponents are seeing it -- and attempting to exploit it for long-term gain.

Posted March 31, 2015

PARIS -- So it's almost official: The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (U.S., Russia, China, France, United Kingdom), plus Germany, are on the brink of striking a deal with Iran on nuclear limitations in exchange for loosened sanctions.

Posted March 25, 2015

The federal government is requesting public-sector proposals from contractors to train U.S. Special Forces in ethnography and cultural work.

Posted March 18, 2015

PARIS -- American radio host Howard Stern conducted a lengthy interview with Madonna last week. Although the world-famous singer might not share my conservative political views, I found myself hard-pressed to think of another woman whose story I connected with more (except perhaps that of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, as portrayed by Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady").



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