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With Congress and the White House in the hands of the same party, this is a distressing time to see massive cutbacks at news organizations. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton explains that this is because "Effective Oversight Requires An Effective Press."
Watching Congress can be frustrating for many Americans, who wonder why it takes so long to resolve things. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says that you have to know how to understand Congress.
The small bits of progress that Congress is making in putting together a budget are taking place against a depressing backdrop. Congress no longer seems to know how to put a budget together, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton.
An effective counter-terrorism strategy must seamlessly integrate all the tools of American power into a systematic approach to meet the diversified threat of terrorism, writes former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton.
How should the U.S. respond to North Korea's recent provocations? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton addresses the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula.
We arrived in Iraq carelessly; we should leave carefully. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses America's goals in Iraq and how it might achieve them.
The importance of quality and timely intelligence cannot be overstated. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the task at hand for the intelligence community under a new administration.
The short-term objective for the United States amidst the current fighting in the Gaza Strip and Israel should be the cessation of hostilities, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. There will be no military solution to the rocket attacks or the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict, only a political one.
While there are legitimate concerns about ensuring the long-term viability of vital American industries, blanket exclusion of sovereign wealth funds is not the way to address them, writes former Congressman Lee Hamilton.
It is much easier to explain why something happens than to explain why something does not happen. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the absence of a terrorist attack on the U.S. homeland since 9/11.