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Michael Hirsh

Michael Hirsh
Michael Hirsh is chief correspondent for National Journal. He also contributes to 2012 Decoded. Hirsh previously served as the senior editor and national economics correspondent for Newsweek, based in its Washington bureau. He was also Newsweek’s Washington web editor and authored a weekly column for Newsweek.com, “The World from Washington.” Earlier on, he was Newsweek’s foreign editor, guiding its award-winning coverage of the September 11 attacks and the war on terror. He has done on-the-ground reporting in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places around the world, and served as the Tokyo-based Asia Bureau Chief for Institutional Investor from 1992 to 1994. Hirsh has appeared many times as a commentator on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. He has written for the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Harper’s, and Washington Monthly, and authored two books, Capital Offense: How Washington’s Wise Men Turned America’s Future over to Wall Street and At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering its Chance to Build a Better World. Hirsh has received numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club award for best magazine reporting from abroad in 2001 and for Newsweek’s coverage of the war on terror, which also won a National Magazine Award.
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NSA Panel Member Recommends Increased Data Collection

Former CIA chief says controversial 'bulk' collection of data should be expanded to include email, and could prevent the next 9/11.

CIO Briefing

Commentary: A Narrow Victory for NSA Surveillance Opponents

Task force says to keep the crown jewels, just with a little more transparency.

CIO Briefing

Will Social Media Get Obama Off the Hook on Syria?

U.S. intel report relies heavily on messages from the public and on videos to overcome America's credibility problem.

CIO Briefing

What’s in the Secret Drone Memos?

Sources say Obama won’t release them because of classified agreements with foreign governments.

CIO Briefing

John Brennan’s Love-Hate Relationship With Drones

The CIA nominee wants to dump the drones program on the Pentagon, but Defense nominee Chuck Hagel won't be happy about that.