The Drug Enforcement Agency paid over three quarters of million dollars for information that it could have gotten legally and for free. This money went to an Amtrak employee for confidential information about train passengers.
That Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques was supposed to be released by now. But some people would rather keep the details to themselves.
Kim Philby was at the core of the biggest spy scandal of the twentieth century. A member of Britain's elite upper class, he attended Eton and Cambridge; you can't go higher than that. Yet he decided to start spying for the USSR.
What purports to be a Senate Intelligence Committee report is in fact nothing of the sort; it is a partisan Democratic Senate committee staff report, masquerading as something it is not.
Trying to trade away values and principles that should be cherished does not make America safer, but only makes enemies abroad and diminishes America everywhere.
The CIA, with the backing or orders of the White House, ran a worldwide network of secret prisons where it tortured men with barbaric techniques; kidnapped people from European streets; and then reportedly lied to Congress, the White House, and the Justice Department about it.
As I write this, the House has still not managed to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. They've been trying for a few days now, but have been locked in a serious battle between Tea Party hardliners and Republicans from more moderate districts.
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The two guys at the top of national security (the Director of National Intelligence and the director of the CIA) have both been caught lying to the American people and to the U.S. Senate -- they have no right to lie.
The bottom line is this: just because we can obtain a piece of information, or listen into a conversation, doesn't mean we should. This is especially true when it comes to our nation's most important allies, like Germany.
It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.
Who's responsible for letting actor/author Chris Colfer voice his own audiobook, The Land of Stories, a Grimm Warning? Aside from garbled words, his fourth grade reading technique is a formidable obstacle to getting past the first chapter.
Spying scandals, the systematic erosion of privacy. A corporate sector that makes mincemeat of American democracy. To understand why Europe's normally pro-American elites are so disillusioned now, it is important to look at the days of their youth a few decades back -- specifically the late 1970s and early 1980s.
A lot of attention Post-Snowden has been paid to what the NSA does-- vacuum up emails, listen in on Skype chats and so forth. Too little attention has been devoted to what is done with the information NSA collects.
As a matter of faith, some people believe that God can see and hear everything. But as a matter of fact, the U.S. government now has the kind of surveillance powers formerly attributed only to a supreme being.
This week, the spotlight remained on immigration, with President Obama requesting $3.7 billion to deal with the flood of undocumented children crossing the border. As Speaker Boehner fixated on suing the President for delaying the same insurance mandate Boehner has tried to repeal, Glenn Beck announced plans to deliver food, water and toys to the children being held at the border, and the Wall Street Journal denounced the "extreme voices" arguing for impeachment, which included Sarah Palin. When the Journal calls out extremists and Glenn Beck is your voice of reason and compassion, you know the Republicans are in more disarray than the Brazilian soccer team's defense. Speaking of which, as Germany faces Argentina in the World Cup final, it's a day of split loyalties for the Vatican. Does God side with Argentine Pope Francis or German Pope Emeritus Benedict in this Papal Playoff? Maybe the CIA's newly discovered German double agent has the inside scoop.