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Scapegoating CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Hearing the testimony from CIA operatives, it's clear that the agency is extremely eager to make an example of Sterling. Despite all the legalisms, the overarching reality is that the case against Sterling is scarcely legal -- it is cravenly political.

James Risen Testifies, Refuses To Give Information On Sources

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2015 | Media

By Aruna Viswanatha ALEXANDRIA, VA Jan 5 (Reuters) - New York Times reporter James Risen refused on Monday to answer all but a few bas...

Michael Calderone

New York Times Reporter James Risen Finds ‘Crazy Is The New Normal' In War On Terror

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.16.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- New York Times reporter James Risen was surprised Sunday when former National Security Agency chief Michael Hayden said he doesn’t see...

Does Uncle Sam Have a God Complex?

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

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.

James Risen Subpoena: New York Times Reporter Refuses To Name Sources For CIA Book

The New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Obama administration is seeking to compel a writer to testify about his confidential sources for a 2006 book about the Central Intelligence Agency...