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Photo of AmeriCorps volunteers taking a pledge as President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, which promotes volunteerism and community service, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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Congress's Bipartisan National-Service Bill Would Be a Powerful Tonic for What's Ailing America

| July 08, 2020

Congress is weighing a big idea as it bargains over the next stimulus package: a bipartisan proposal to expand national-service programs to create jobs, help contain the coronavirus pandemic and begin to unify a divided country.

This plan would be a powerful tonic for some of what’s ailing the United States. It’s evocative of the New Deal programs that helped the United States through the Great Depression. And it’s supported by a star-studded group of Republicans and Democrats, including many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from both parties who are backed by the bipartisan political action group With Honor.

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America’s Pandemic Response Doesn’t Bode Well for a Potential Cyberattack

| June 25, 2020

America’s botched response to the coronavirus pandemic is a warning that, unless our broken political and administrative systems are fixed, the country could experience a similar breakdown in future national crises, such as a massive cyberattack.

President Donald Trump gestures to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a news conference Wednesday, November 13, 2019.


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Trump’s Corrupt Dealings With Turkey Are Some of the Most Startling Stories in Bolton’s Book

| June 23, 2020

The Turkey story — featuring the American president assuring Erdogan he would “take care of things” in an ongoing federal criminal investigation — may be the clearest, most continuous narrative of misconduct by Trump that has yet surfaced.

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This Former Intelligence Official Was a Hero. He’s Now the Target of a Brutal Campaign by MBS.

| May 28, 2020

For intelligence officers, there’s a special horror at abandoning colleagues who helped fight common enemies. There’s a sense of moral betrayal and shattered trust — a violation of the unwritten rules of the spy trade.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press briefing at the State Department on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington.

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Pompeo’s ‘Madison Dinners’ Aren’t Scandalous. I Went to One.

| May 26, 2020

When assessing the Trump administration, let’s make sure that our outrage meters are well-calibrated, so that we don’t waste time on trivial topics. A case in point is the recent uproar over the “Madison Dinners” held by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife, Susan.