David Rohde

Special Report: As stock buybacks reach historic levels, signs that corporate America is undermining itself

November 16, 2015

COMPLEX LEGACY: During her tenure as Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina, now seeking the Republican presidential nomination, spent $14 billion on buybacks and nearly doubled the company’s registered patents, but had no big, innovative successes. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

COMPLEX LEGACY: During her tenure as Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina, now seeking the Republican presidential nomination, spent $14 billion on buybacks and nearly doubled the company’s registered patents, but had no big, innovative successes. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

The Hillary doctrine?

January 24, 2013

The partisan political theater, of course, was top-notch. Rand Paul’s declaration that he would have fired Hillary Clinton; her angry rebuttal of Ron Johnson’s insistence that the administration misled the American people about the Benghazi attack; John McCain’s continued – and legitimate – outrage at the slapdash security the State Department provided for its employees.

Clinton: International portfolio, domestic concerns

January 11, 2013

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday hosted a working dinner here for Afghan President Hamid Karzai – one of her last official meetings with a foreign head of state.

State fixes are long overdue

December 20, 2012

This week’s scathing report on the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya – followed by the resignation of one department official and removal of three others – confirms that the United States has an underfunded State Department is in decay. It also gives the clearest understanding yet of where fault lies for four unnecessary deaths in Libya and how the U.S. can do the vital work of diplomacy in dangerous areas.

After the ceasefire

November 22, 2012

For now, the fighting has stopped in Israel and Gaza. But let’s be honest, this is the latest round in a long and bitter struggle. In the future, more bloodshed is likely.