iOS app Android app More
January 28, 2015

The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower

The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling -- after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower. Sterling's indictment four years ago received fleeting news coverage that recited the government's charges. Year after year, Sterling's case dragged through appellate courts, tangled up with the honorable refusal of journalist James Risen to in any way identify sources for his 2006 book State of War. While news stories or pundits occasionally turned their lens on Risen, they scarcely mentioned Sterling, whose life had been turned upside down. At age 47, Jeffrey Sterling is facing a very long prison sentence. As a whistleblower, he has done a lot for us. He should be invisible no more.

WATCH LIVE: Loretta Lynch Faces Heated Confirmation Debate


More Politics
Romney Ignores Facts.. Palin Hillary Boost.. O'Reilly vs. Palin.. Koch 'Arms Race'.. Obamacare Gap Fix

Hezbollah Launches Deadliest Attack On Israel Since '06


2 Soldiers Dead... Retaliation For Airstrike... Bibi: Israel Will Respond 'Forcefully'...

More States Lean Toward Medicaid Expansion

Mike Pence
Michael Hickey via Getty Images

Congressman Changes Position On Abortion After Talking To Women

Tim Ryan
Bill Clark via Getty Images

New England Digs Out From Blizzard

Snow Massachusetts
Kayana Szymczak via Getty Images

How Much Snow Fell vs. How Much Was Forecast

More Trouble At The Top Of Anti-Islam Organization


China Punishes Communist Officials In Tibet For Helping Dalai Lama

Tibet Communist Party



More WorldPost
Russia's Worldview.. New Finance Guy.. Syriza History.. Cost Of Youth Unemployment.. Assad & ISIS

Supreme Court Could Demolish Iconic Civil Rights Law

Supreme Court Justices

Rick Perry: Despite Indictment, 'We're Moving Right Along' On 2016 Plans

Rick Perry
Scott Olson via Getty Images

Assad In Spotlight As Potential U.S. Ally Against ISIS


Marissa Alexander Released From Jail

Marissa Alexander

More Crime
'Warning Shot' Lady.. More Executions.. 'Drunk' Cop.. Deadly Car Deal.. Stolen Puppies.. Pot Store

Time Running Out To Save ISIS Hostages

Kenji Goto
Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Mother Of Japanese Hostage Pleads For Her Son's Life

Shep Smith Rips Don Lemon's 'Blizzardmobile'

Shep Lemon

More Media
Blizzard Bloopers.. Shep Blasts Don Lemon.. WashPo Trial.. Front Pages Freak Out.. CNN Snap

De Blasio Doesn't Regret Storm Precautions

De Blasio Storm

'It's A Staggering Amount Of Money And It's Probably Just The Beginning'

Gop Elephant

Court Clears Civil Rights Protesters Of Crimes 54 Years Later

Sitin Protests
Bruce Roberts via Getty Images

More Black Voices
Diversity On TV.. Rashida Jones On Her 'Very Tan' Look.. Black Travelers Take Over.. N-Word

Rand Paul Makes False Claim

Rand Paul
Bill Clark via Getty Images

Scholars To Fox News: Writing About White People Doesn't Make You Racist

Fox News
Fox News

More Latino Voices
Pope Francis On Mexico.. Miss Universe.. Shakira Does Good.. Chicano Movement Leader Dies

Remember Who Got Blamed And Fired During The Last ‘Deflategate'?

Deflated Football
spxChrome via Getty Images

More Sports
NFL 'Hypocrisy'.. Former Champs: Rethink Pot.. The 'Deflategate' Culprit.. Damning Study Of Pat's Past

Obama: Meeting With Netanyahu Before Israel Election Would Be 'Inappropriate'

Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Sarah Palin Raises Money For Hillary Clinton

Sarah Palin
Scott Olson via Getty Images

Nobel-Winning Laser Inventor Dies At 99

Charles Townes
UC Berkeley: Elena Zhukova

More Science
Bill Nye On Deflategate.. Circumcision-Autism Link?.. Cervantes' Bones.. Moon Evolution.. 'Living Fossil'

Voltaire's Book On Tolerance Climbs French Best-Seller Lists

Leemage via Getty Images

San Francisco Priest Sparks Controversy By Barring Altar Girls

CBS San Francisco

More Religion
Saudi King's Religion.. Spiritual LIstening.. Least Bible Cities.. Moderates vs Extremists.. Art As Spirit

Kurds Push ISIS Out Of Kobani

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Spying Uncovered By Snowden More Expansive Than Originally Thought


Bill Places Limits On War With ISIS

Mark Wilson via Getty Images

Silver Shoved Out

Sheldon Silver
Yana Paskova via Getty Images

Google's Waze App Fires Back Against Police Criticism


More Tech
Police vs. Google.. Internet Inequality.. Standalone HBO.. Airline Hack.. WiFi Phone.. Gold Video Game

Thai Leader Gets 2-Year Jail Term For Insulting Ex-PM

Jatuporn Prompan

U.S. Offers To Increase Pressure On Russia


Michelle Obama Forgoes Headscarf In Saudi Arabia

Michelle Obama Saudi Arabia
SAUL LOEB via Getty Images

Jon Stewart Knows What Sarah Palin's REALLY Up To

Jon Stewart
Comedy Central

Yale Responds To Officer Holding NYT Writer's Son At Gunpoint

Charles Blow New York Times
David S. Holloway via Getty Images

Apple Watch Finally Gets Release Date

Apple Watch April


    1. HuffPost
    1. HuffPost
    1. HuffPost
    2. View all RSS feeds

The Common Cooking Mistake That Ruins Everything

Roasting Vegetables
Lio22 via Getty Images

More Taste
Juicy Fruit Starburst.. New England Food.. Seattle's Best Cuisine.. Taco-Truck Inspired Chips

Winona Ryder Says 'Beetlejuice 2' Is Happening


More HuffPost Live
Nicolas Kristof On Bill Maher.. 'Ace Of Cakes'.. More From Sundance.. Stigma Of Parents In Prison

UPS Driver Caught Tossing Box, Urinating On House

Ups Urinates

More Business
iPhone Hotcakes.. UPS Driver Pees On House.. Adios Alibaba.. Economics Of Uber.. Obamacare's Win

Neil deGrasse Tyson Was Wrong, And He's Not Afraid To Admit It

Neil Degrasse
Cindy Ord via Getty Images

More Sports
NFL 'Hypocrisy'.. Former Champs: Rethink Pot.. The 'Deflategate' Culprit.. Damning Study Of Pat's Past

The Miss Twin Peaks Pageant Is Where David Lynch Meets Burlesque (NSFW)

Log Lady

More Arts
Outsider Art Fair.. Dazzling Snowflake Photos.. Winter Illustrations. The Secret World Of Colors.. Street Art

'Cabaret' Star Comes Out At Age 82

Joel Grey Comes Out
Donald Traill/Invision/AP

More Gay Voices
Fundamentalist Cake Nazis.. 'Drag Race' Announces A HUGE Change.. The Time My Boss Outed Me

Teacher And Students Recreate 'Uptown Funk'

Uptown Funk

More Good News
90-Year-Old Goes To School.. Epic Dance.. Incredible Middle-Earth Sketch.. Dying Dog's Bucket List

9 Fantastic New Books You Shouldn't Miss This Winter


More Books
Harry Potter.. Unlikely Best-seller.. Library-Themed Coffee.. Book Clubs.. YA Author On Reading

Obamas Honor 12-Year-Old Child Slave Turned Activist

Payal Jangid

More Impact
'Sweatshop' Reality Show.. Homeless Get 'Dream Pods'.. Angelina: 'We're Failing Refugees'

What To Do When You Want Sex And Your Partner Doesn't

Mature Couple Bed Angry
Wavebreakmedia Ltd via Getty Images

More Fifty
Travel To Cuba.. Advice For Parents Of Young Kids.. 25 Life Hacks.. Helen Mirren.. Cosby Update

High-End Department Store Says Goodbye To Gendered Clothing

Pawel Libera via Getty Images

What Happened In NYC During That 'Historic' Snowstorm, In 12 Numbers

New York City Snow
Andrew Burton via Getty Images

More Green
Warmer Oceans.. Diesel Spill.. New York Snow.. Low Oil Prices.. Exxon Penalty.. Pit Bull Law.. BP Spill

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough Crashed A Wedding

Backstreet Boy Wedding Crasher
Florida Today

More Weddings
Snowy Wedding Pics.. How To Ruin A Wedding.. Hidden Cost.. Honest V-Day Cards.. #1 Cake Question

Taylor Swift's Heartfelt Advice To A Bullied Fan

Taylor Swift
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

More Teen
Senior's Epic Promposal.. Teacher And Students Recreate 'Uptown Funk'.. #Snowmageddon FAIL

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Hair Masks

Hair Masks
Jupiterimages via Getty Images

More Style
Dress Barn Makeover.. The Next 'It' Bag.. 11 Habits Of Insanely Fashionable People.. How To Tie A Tie

These Exclusive 'Walking Dead' Photos Make Season 5 Look More Mysterious Than Ever

Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

More TV
'Full House' Reunion.. New Netflix Villain.. 'Bachelor'.. 'Breaking Bad'.. SAG Winners.. 'Parks And Rec'

The Main Reason Bo Derek Wasn't Prepared For Fame

Bo Derek 10
Photoshot via Getty Images

More OWN
What Nutritionists Eat.. 'Not Black Enough'.. The Perfect Cup Of Coffee.. Ali MacGraw's 'Absurd' Fear

Watch Car's 'Insane' Mode Totally Freak People Out


Forget Deflategate, Bill Nye Wants You to 'Give A F**k' About Climate Change

Bill Nye
Funny or Die

More Science
Bill Nye On Deflategate.. Circumcision-Autism Link?.. Cervantes' Bones.. Moon Evolution.. 'Living Fossil'

Bill De Blasio Does A Dramatic Reading Of An Onion Article

Bill De Blasio
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

Mom Goes On Strike To Protest 'Out Of Control' Teen Daughters

Mom Strike

More Parents
Single Motherhood.. My Sons' Sacrifices.. Amazing Facts About Babies.. Time-Lapse.. What I Know Now

The Most Secret Of Italian Isles

More Travel
Greek Beaches.. Best US Hotels.. Paris' Secret Gardens.. Adults-Only Resorts.. Surprising Northeast US

Ancient Iceman Gives Scientists 'Big Surprise'

AFP via Getty Images

5 Questions You Should Never Ask About Other People's Bodies

George Marks

More Healthy Living
Almond Recipes.. Dwelling On Problems.. Never Be Late.. Eradicating Disease.. Shovel Workout

7 Reasons Women Lose Their Hair --And 7 Fixes

Thinning Hair Fixes

Amazon Has Found A Successful Way To Get Customers To Spend More

Amazon Box

GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl Ad After Backlash Over Animal Treatment


11 Habits Of Incredibly Fashionable People

Getty Images

More Style
Dress Barn Makeover.. The Next 'It' Bag.. 11 Habits Of Insanely Fashionable People.. How To Tie A Tie

'Human Shadow' Visible In Mars Rover Photo