January 18, 2013 An independent review of NPR's Mideast coverage by former foreign editor John Felton found NPR to be generally accurate, balanced and commendably cautious. However, much of the coverage failed to provide enough context. Questions like "Why is this happening now?" and "What does this mean for the future of the Middle East?" should have been asked more frequently.
January 14, 2013 President Obama had a lot of great things to say about Chuck Hagel when he nominated him to become secretary of defense. But a lot of other folks — including Jewish groups, Senate Republicans and veterans of the Bush White House — are far more critical. Is it political? Or personal?
January 7, 2013 President Obama wants Nebraska Republican Chuck Hagel to run the Pentagon. Hagel's confirmation would put four men with close ties from their Senate days at the center of the nation's foreign policy and national security policymaking. And that's something Obama is willing to fight for.