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Whistleblower or Traitor, Snowden Must Shut Up

William H. Harwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William H. Harwood

Any defense of Snowden ended when he kept talking. And, as if hell-bent on crushing all hope of redemption, he keeps providing details.

What the President Said -- and Didn't Say -- About Surveillance

Susan Landau | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Susan Landau

The fact is that democracy cannot survive when the government conducts surveillance through secret interpretations of laws adjudicated by a secret court issuing secret decisions. The president began a process for transparency; now it is time for Congress to further that process.

Forget Transparency: Now Is The Time to End the NSA's Surveillance

Jason Ditz | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Jason Ditz

The surveillance unveiled by Snowden's leaks isn't an aberration in an otherwise functional agency. Abusing privacy is what the NSA was built to do, they're quite good at it and that's why they cannot be permitted to exist as presently constituted in a free society.

Snowden Needs to Speak Out

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Snowden can reach many millions more with the truth. He needs to speak not only to save himself but future whistle-blowers whom the Obama administration wants to silence by punishing him.

Edward Snowden and the Story of American Weakness

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Spying on citizens, tracking their phone calls and other communications is what one expects from vulnerable authoritarian regimes, not from governments claiming to be the leaders of the free world.