A Personal Ethical Challenge and Grover Norquist’s “Black Bag”



I don’t keep a secret of the fact that Grover Norquist and his wife Samah are friends of mine — and I just had him in to speak at the New America Foundation on his new book, Leave Us Alone: Getting the Government’s Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives.

Ground Reports from Lebanon



Lebanon is one of the most diverse nations in the Middle East. The country is home to many religious communities and serves as an experiment in Middle East pluralism. In part because of Lebanon’s pluralistic makeup, it has been in a near-constant state of conflict for decades.

Trailing Michael Dell in Saudi Arabia



When I was recently in Saudi Arabia, I visited the impressive campus of King Saud University which sports more than 80,000 students and is making major investments in the science infrastructure of the country. We also visited SAGIA, the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority, which is helping to oversee and implement the Kingdom’s competitiveness agenda….