Comey isn’t the first FBI director to keep memos on a president

Written by: Douglas M. Charles PC: Flickr President Donald Trump allegedly asked FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into Michael Flynn. President Franklin Roosevelt asked FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to collect information on Americans who had committed no crimes. President Richard Nixon asked Hoover to provide the White House a list of…

Obama has put national security ahead of promoting democracy abroad

Written by: Robert Pee Barack Obama, the US president, waxed lyrical about some of his administration’s remarkable foreign policy achievements in his recent speech to the Democratic National Convention. “Through diplomacy, we shut down Iran’s nuclear weapons programme,” he said. “We opened up a new chapter with the people of Cuba, brought nearly 200 nations together…

How to sell a product called democracy

Photo credit:What would it take to get more Americans to buy into our democracy? REUTERS/Jim Young via The Conversation. Marketing – something I know quite a bit about – and democracy are closely connected. Exploring this connection could help us improve not only our country’s electoral and government system, but also the lives of many…