Karzai, Iran, the US, and Bags of Cash



Tonight, I discussed the revelations that Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and his team were receiving “bags of cash” from Iran and what the implications of this were with Jim Lehrer on the PBS NewsHour. The other guest was National Defense University Professor and former Afghanistan Interior Minister Ali Jalali.

Leaders on Political Right & Left Should Sign on to Chuck Hagel’s View of Public Service



Former US Senator Chuck Hagel — now teaching students chosen by lottery for his classes over at Georgetown University and of course Co-Chairman of President Obama’s Presidential Intelligence Advisory Board as well as Chairman of the Atlantic Council — has written an elegant reminder of what elected public service ought to look like.