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Senior Contributor, Defense One and Contributing Editor — The Atlantic, The Week Magazine, GQ, Defense One

Largely carbon. Contributing editor @theweek, @theatlantic. Interested in everything.

How I unfairly maligned two Secret Service agents in POLITICO Magazine

theweek.com — It seemed like a refrain: News reports surfaced on March 11 about an incident at the White House involving drunken Secret Service agents. The first accounts suggested that the agents' conduct was egregious and even cartoonish.

Self-driving cars will change everything

theweek.com — Self-driving cars. Delphi, one of the biggest auto parts suppliers in the country, will pilot a self-driving Audi from California to the New York auto show. It's part publicity stunt, part experiment: The vehicle's advanced active safety sensors will collect gigabytes of data about the experience, which Delphi will use to help build parts for autonomous cars of the future.

Hi. I’m the Secret Service. And I’m an Alcoholic.

politico.com — Since I was a kid, I have been fascinated by the Secret Service; they have been my heroes. I remember cornering a presidential candidate, Paul Tsongas, when I was 13, just so could I ask him about his detail.

The Secret Service has a drinking problem

How to get the highest-end iPhone 6 Plus for just $120

ISIS is never funny. Except when it is.

theweek.com — Why does the media have to drop its critical faculties anytime something makes more than a dozen people on social media angry? An inspired Saturday Night Live parody of the Toyota Super Bowl commercial, in which a father tenderly and tearfully says good bye to his college-bound daughter, became, by early Sunday, a controversy.

5 sentences that explain American politics in 2015

theweek.com — Here's a sentence that captures official Washington's anxiety about a President Hillary Clinton, as well as its hope for a fresh approach to politics: Like a blast of wintry air in July, the worst of 1990s-style politics is intruding on what needs to be a new millennium campaign: Transparent, inspirational, innovative, and beyond ethical reproach.

U.S. rules. Or China's rules.

theweek.com — And you thought net neutrality was kind of boring? Well the Trans-Pacific Partnership isn't the most scintillating of subjects, unless you're the U.S. Trade Representative, but it might just be the most important piece of legislation that Congress will debate this year. Don't take Paul Krugman's word for it, though.

Watch This Guy: Ben Mizer

theatlantic.com — Today, the Supreme Court did something very important: in a victory for the government, it refused to review a lower court's decision giving the executive branch sole authority to determine when Guantanamo detainees are released and whether they get to come in to the United States.

ISIS is never funny. Except when it is.

theweek.com — Why does the media have to drop its critical faculties anytime something makes more than a dozen people on social media angry? An inspired Saturday Night Live parody of the Toyota Super Bowl commercial, that ad where the father tenderly and tearfully says good bye to his college-bound daughter, became, by early Sunday, a controversy.
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Mar 26, 2015

So, it's an anonymous e-mail saying "drunk!" versus first-hand, named sources who say: "not drunk!"

Mar 26, 2015

Secret Service Officials Reported Agents Did Not Appear Intoxicated, Documents Show - ABC News abcn.ws/1EZCGpT via @ABC

Mar 22, 2015

The death of #LeeKuanYew may be marked in Singapore the way the deaths in 1826 of Adams and Jefferson were observed in the U.S.

Mar 19, 2015

RT @ArifCRafiq: One of his first post-election interviews was on MSNBC, aiming to reverse the emerging partisan divide on Israel. pic.twitter.com/vymbcWARQG

Mar 19, 2015

RT @politico: The day that Meerkat became the social media tool of the 2016 presidential election. politi.co/1xktQmQ

Mar 19, 2015

.@LizMair will prosper. But @GovScottWalker hyper-reactive, play-it-safe, closed inner circle approach doesn't bode well for his campaign.

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