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Ellen DeGeneres Zings Trump's Mar-A-Lago Security Bungle In Killer Spoof Ad

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.23.2017 | Comedy

Have you seen this ad for the Mar-a-Lago?— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 22, 2017 Sun-kissed sands, fin...

I Had Classified Files On My Computer Too. So What?

Mark Boslough | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Mark Boslough

Much has been made of the fact that Hillary Clinton's personal computer contained classified email. This sounds bad to anyone who is unaccustomed to dealing with classified information, but not so much to those of us with security clearances

NSA Contractor Arrested Following Investigation Into Classified Documents Leak

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics

A National Security Agency contractor has been arrested and charged with stealing highly classified information, authorities said on Wednesday, a data...

Note To Republicans: Stop Slinging Mud At Hillary And Consider Some Actual Facts

Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman

Hillary Clinton has more important things to talk about this year. The fate of our nation hangs in the balance.

Hillary Human; Comey Voluble; Trump Hopeless -- The Email Saga Concludes

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

I was delighted to learn, but not surprised as a veteran of the Reagan Justice Department and Obama State Department, that no criminal charges were to be recommended, nor pursued, with regard to the former Secretary's email practices.

Evidence Hillary Clinton Broke Federal Laws And Jeopardized National Security, No Charges Recommended... WTF, FBI?!

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
D. C. Rutledge

One question I do feel was answered by this investigation is whether or not the rule of law in the United States applies equally to all its citizenry, the bedrock principle of our republic. Unequivocally, that answer is NO.

High Time to Act on Clinton Emails

Sandy Goodman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

OK. Tuesday's voting settled matters, whether Bernie likes it or not. Hillary Clinton has more than enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination. But another key factor stands in her way.

Hillary Clinton's Private Server Contained Special Access Program Intelligence. Bernie Sanders Must Continue to Campaign

H. A. Goodman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The media at the moment seems to be enamored with Hillary Clinton's delegate count, even though she hasn't achieved 2,383 pledged delegates. Since Clinton won't have 2,383 pledged delegates before the Democratic Convention, and still faces an FBI criminal investigation, it's only prudent that Bernie Sanders continue his campaign.

25 Reasons I'm Voting For Bernie Sanders

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The 2016 presidential election will be studied for generations, primarily because it's a turning point in U.S. history. Will the Democratic Party shift even further to the right, or will Democrats nominate a true progressive? I trust Bernie Sanders. I do not trust Hillary Clinton or the GOP.

Life Is Complicated For Most Lawyers Who Handle Classified Info

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The scenario was simple enough, relatable in any office. An employee had a USB drive. Stored on that drive were emails, sent by a client...

John Kerry: 'There's A Massive Amount Of Overclassification'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry defended his predecessor, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, from criticisms over her emai...

Clinton Emails Distributed Now-Classified Information: Report

The Washington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

While she was secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote and sent at least six e-mails using her private server that contained what government o...

Abolishing the CIA

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The abolition of the CIA could be a conscious step in tearing our government out of the grip of the war consensus -- this unelected force that feeds on perpetual global mistrust and hatred, the exact opposite of what true security requires.

Criminal Wrongdoing and the CIA

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

According to the operating consensus, the American public has no right to know what the CIA is up to, even when what it's up to is extremely questionable in terms of dealing with our officially proclaimed enemies; and liberating such data from the crypt called classification is criminal behavior.

The Dictionary of the Global War on You

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

U.S. Constitution: A revered piece of paper that no one pays much actual attention to any more, especially if it interferes with American safety from terrorism.

Radley Balko

How Government Secrecy Undermines Government's Ability To Keep Secrets | Radley Balko | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Edward Snowden's leaks about National Security Administration monitoring Internet activity and the collection of metadata from cell phone calls are th...

Thanks, But No Thanks, Edward Snowden

Estelle Nagel | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Estelle Nagel

The truth is that we are hypocritical about privacy. We sign up for sites where we can share too much publically, and then balk because someone might have seen it.

Matt Sledge

Senator Urges White House To Change 'Culture Of Secrecy' | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Saying the current system has helped create a "culture of secrecy that is antithetical to our democratic traditions," Sen. Jeanne Shaheen ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Defense Contractor, 59, Nabbed In Spy Drama With 27-Year-Old Chinese Lover | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A 59-year-old former Army officer working as a defense contractor in Hawaii made his first court appearance Monday on charges of communi...

Testimony Confirms Microphones in 9/11 Courtroom Could Capture Confidential Conversations

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Testimony from the special 9/11 courtroom at Guantanamo Bay this morning confirmed what defense lawyers have been complaining about for weeks now: The microphones in the courtroom are sensitive enough to pick up lawyers' conversations with their clients.

Defense Seeks Suspension of 9/11 Hearings Due to Fears of Government Eavesdropping

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lawyer on Thursday morning asked the military commission judge presiding over the trial of the five accused masterminds of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to halt all court proceedings until the court could determine who might be listening in on defense lawyers' conversations.

Not Only Does 9/11 Trial Have a Censor, But No One Can Know Who It Is (UPDATED)

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

A military commission judge's attempt to explain this morning why the 9/11 pre-trial hearing being held at Guantanamo Bay was briefly blacked out from observers yesterday has only caused more confusion.

Joshua Hersh

Paula Broadwell Access To Classified Information Raises Questions (UPDATED) | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

Paula Broadwell, whose reported relationship with former CIA director David Petraeus hastened the end of his career last week, has come under scrutiny...

A Mixed Message for National Security Whistleblowers

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

The White House recently released a presidential directive extending legal protections to intelligence community employees who expose government fraud, waste, or abuse. The directive, however, does not allow any disclosures to the media.

Need to Be Responsible

Abraham R. Wagner | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Abraham R. Wagner

Those who are willing to do leak sensitive material just to get their man re-elected need to appreciate they are putting the nation's vital interests in jeopardy, and losing the support of our allies in the process.