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President Obama Is Soft on Our Civil Liberties

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is nonetheless likely that monitoring phone calls and the like could be a way to make Americans safer from terrorism, but that alone is not a sufficient rationale for establishing, or continuing programs like this.

Jason Linkins

David Brooks Is Pretty Sure That Cynicism Is The Real Threat To Our Nation | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

David Brooks has really only got one thing to say about the world, and that is that we live in an "atomized" society; it's pretty much the only insight he brings to the table. His fellow New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has really only got one thing to say about the world, and that is that we live in a "hyperconnected" society. Maybe if we put them in a room together, they would both wink out of existence, leaving us with Gail Collins, I guess. Naturally, David Brooks has sized up the whole Edward Snowden/NSA data mining story with his "have hammer, nails everywhere" approach to the world. At bottom, however, is the assertion that the real grave threat America faces is cynicism. Brooks seems to ignore the things that could only instill those feelings of cynicism, because there is no other rational way to respond to them.

Former NSA Official Warns Whistleblower: 'Be Lawyered Up To The Max'

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

(Updates with link to video interview, Drake's age) By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - Thomas Drake is...

Colbert Thinks NSA Should Look Into Jon Stewart

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.11.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert returned Monday to address the biggest bombshell of the weekend: The revelation of the identity of the NSA document leaker, Edward Sno...

Having Perspective on Really Offensive Defense

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The Internet was created by the military. For the military. This doesn't defend misuse, but it lets oversight be done with a clear and open and honest eye.

Boehner: Edward Snowden Is A 'Traitor'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a "traitor" in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" Tuesday. "H...

What's Next For Edward Snowden?

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2013 | Media

* In Washington, lawmakers call for aggressive prosecution * Snowden faces possible extradition battle in Hong Kong * On...

NSA Leaks Prompts Calls For Less Reliance On Outside Contractors

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. government may have to reconsider how much it relies on outside defense co...

Edward Snowden Could Use Bradley Manning Treatment To Seek Asylum

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Edward Snowden, the man who gave National Security Agency files to the Guardian and the Washington Post, could get a helping hand in his asylum bid fr...

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden's Maryland Ties

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.10.2013 | DC

Edward Snowden , the former Central Intelligence Agency employee and National Security Agency contractor credited with carrying out the "biggest intel...

Petition Urges White House To Pardon NSA Leaker

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

A petition launched on a White House website on Sunday is calling on the Obama administration to pardon Edward Snowden, the source behind the leak on ...

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Is A Ron Paul Supporter

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Edward Snowden, the man behind one of the biggest national security leaks in U.S. history, is a fan of former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). According to...

Why Major Surveillance Reveal Will Tear Apart The GOP

The Daily Beast | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Here’s something I’ll certainly be keeping one eye fixed on as the Edward Snowden story advances: the degree to which the American right takes him...

Edward Snowden: I Acted To Protect 'Basic Liberties'

Reuters | Mark Hosenball and Richard Cowan | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media

* Whistleblower says decided to reveal identity * Says acted according to his conscience * Now fears U.S. retribution, worried about his family ...

NSA Whistleblower Revealed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media

The whistleblower responsible for providing The Guardian with top-secret documents uncovering the National Security Agency's secret surveillance progr...

NSA Whistleblower Reveals Identity

The Guardian | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant f...