Lisa M. Ruth started her career at the CIA, where she won several distinguished awards for her service and analysis. After leaving the government, she joined a private intelligence firm in South Florida as President, where she oversaw all research, analysis and reporting.
Lisa joined CDN as a journalist in 2009 and writes extensively on intelligence, world affairs, and breaking news. She also provides investigative reporting and news analysis. Lisa continues to write both for her own columns and as a guest writer on a wide variety of subjects, and is now Executive Editor for CDN and edits the Global, Family and Health sections. She is also a regular contributor to Newsmax and other publications.
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Musings of a bilingual, agnostic, combat veteran and jewelry maker.
At this holiday season, the 20th Century brought three wise men for the world to follow.
Effective Informational Technology projects are not the Federal Government’s bailiwick. Institutional culture is against it.
Encouraging interim results from the Colombian Peace Talks in Cuba were announced. Should we be hopeful?
Past history may portend the future of peace talks in Colombia.
Our Choice: Individual responsibility and self-government or the abandonment of the American Revolution
A stat-head’s outlook, direct from his worn in couch cushion.
John Glaser turns his pen toward foreign policy and international relations around the world
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Published 12:20 p.m. November 13, 2013
With Class 2 Senators up for re-election in November, January 2014 may offer the next real chance for change in Obamacare.
Published 10:05 a.m. October 29, 2013
An ingredient in Halloween candy destroys rainforests, endangers threatened species and hides a host of human rights violations.
Published 4:42 p.m. September 26, 2013
The mall attack in Kenya could foreshadow more soft target attacks, potentially even in the U.S.
Published 6:14 a.m. September 16, 2013
Fairfax County police have a suspect in custody in the killing of 16 year old Gerard Gomez.
Published 12:00 p.m. September 10, 2013
Think you know Syria? What about Ebla, camel races, kibbeh, the French and Alawites?
Published 1:33 p.m. September 7, 2013
Without some divine-like intervention, Syria could catapult into a failed state or, even worse, a safe-haven for terrorists.
Published 11:16 p.m. September 2, 2013
Robert Seldon Lady lives as an international fugitive after convicted by Italian courts of illegal kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in 2003.
Published 5:13 p.m. August 27, 2013
Washington is warning Syria to prepare for a 48-hour military temper tantrum that will cause damage but change nothing.
Published 12:26 p.m. July 20, 2013
Former CIA base chief Robert Seldon Lady, arrested then released in Panama, is wanted in Italy for his role in an 'extraordinary rendition.'
Published 8:33 a.m. July 17, 2013
Tesla and CEO Elon Musk continue to please the faithful, despite concerns about stock price
Published 5:49 p.m. July 17, 2013
India defines dolphins as ‘non-human persons’ and bans their captivity for entertainment.
Published 5:51 p.m. July 16, 2013
A new study shows that erotic pictures helps men reduce stress.
Published 11:42 p.m. July 4, 2013
Egypt's chief judge of the Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in as interim president this morning after a military coup
Published 9:01 a.m. June 29, 2013
Edward Snowden’s classified leaks did not stop PRISM or bring down the US government. But they did leave him a man without a country.
Published 3:58 p.m. June 16, 2013
The victory of moderate reformer Hassan Rowhani in Iran’s elections last weekend is a clear rejection of previous hardline stance.