The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.
"Operation Flex" was a fishing expedition that targeted people because of their religion. But we'll never be allowed to know whether the FBI violated the Constitution when they authorized it because it would require the disclosure of state secrets.
John McCain's latest war gospel hangs an alarming tale. The rule of law has been dethroned and the president has been endowed with absolute power as the American Empire has eclipsed the American Republic.
On President Obama's first day in office, he stated unequivocally that his administration was "committed to operating with an unprecedented level of openness in government." It is time for the president to live up to his promise.
When we met with him yesterday, President Obama did something remarkable: He said the issue of transparency in government is incredibly difficult, and he asked us to work with his office to improve the status quo.
Just over two weeks ago, FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to speak about much of what the Bush Administration spent years trying to keep her from discussing publicly.