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Top 10 Reasons Edward Snowden Should Seek Asylum in Iceland

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Edward M. Weinman

Is Edward Snowden really stuck in transit at the Moscow airport? The Obama administration is desperately trying to track down Snowden. Can you blame...

Edward Snowden Could Have Saved A Lot Of Trouble

Posted 07.01.2013 | Comedy

Edward Snowden's whereabouts have attracted international scrutiny ever since he leaked classified NSA documents. If he'd used just a tad more foresig...

Director Of National Intelligence Lies Yet Again

Salon | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

“James Clapper Is Still Lying” – that would be a more honest headline for yesterday’s big Washington Post article about the Director of Nation...

Edward Snowden's Long Flight

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

As a State Department whistleblower, I think a lot about Edward Snowden. I can't help myself. Here are five things that I imagine were on his mind (they would have been on mine) as that plane took off.

What Do Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald Have to Do With Gandhi?

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
Subhankar Banerjee

Snowden didn't "betray" his country, but his courageous act and Greenwald's journalism is certainly "inciting people to rebel against the authority of [the] state." Viewed in this way, their act could be considered as seditious, and they are in good company -- with none other than Mahatma Gandhi.

Germany Blasts U.S. Bugging Reports: Like The 'Cold War'

AP | LARA JAKES and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration faced a breakdown in confidence Sunday from key foreign allies who threatened investigations and sanctions...

Susan Rice Downplays Impact Of Leaks

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS -- U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice dismissed claims that Edward Snowden's highly classified leaks have weakened the Obama presidency and dam...

Mr. Snowden and the Mosh Pit

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The only apparently meaningful leverage the U.S. government had to entice Ecuador not to grant Mr. Snowden asylum has been deftly removed, and the U.S. is now on the defensive.

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Demand Public Answers On NSA Program

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two dozen U.S. senators are calling on the nation's top intelligence official to make information public about the scope and d...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Congress Ignores Bills To Limit Surveillance | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the three weeks since Edward Snowden revealed the National Security Agency's widespread surveillance programs, the legislative respon...

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.

The Snowden Affair: The Grave, the Craven and the Gratuitous

Michael Brenner | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The ferocity of the assault on Snowden and his sympathizers suggests more a collective nervous breakdown among our elites than it does any serious deliberation on what has happened and what we have learned.

Snowden Asylum Issues Could Take Months To Resolve

Reuters | Alessandra Prentice and Steve Gutterman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

MOSCOW, June 26 (Reuters) - A former U.S. spy agency contractor facing charges of espionage remained in hiding at a Moscow airport on Wednesday whil...

Snowden In 2009: Leakers Should Be 'Shot In The Balls'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

NSA leaker Edward Snowden despised classified leaks in 2009, illustrating that the former Booz Allen Hamilton employee was not always the champion of ...

Edward Snowden Is Staying in My Apartment and He's a Big Jerk

Spencer Green | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

About a month ago, there's a knock at my door and it's some guy named Edward Snowden, who says he needs a place to stay. He seemed all right, so I said, "Sure." Guess what? He's a jerk!

Posturing in the U.S. v. Snowden

Jay Sterling Silver | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Jay Sterling Silver

While Snowden's apparent escape from U.S. jurisdiction doesn't represent a happy ending for either of the parties in the case of the United States v. Snowden, the government seems to have achieved, sub rosa, the goal of any settlement: it cut its losses.

GOP Senator Mocks Obama Over 'Failed Foreign Policy'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) appeared on Tuesday's edition of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," blaming President Barack Obama's foreign policy for the government's...

Edward Snowden: The Elephant in the Room

Janet Ritz | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Janet Ritz

Snowden, whether he turns out to be hellbent on transparency or an out-and-out mole, is from a demographic of young Libertarian hackers who don't see America in the same way as their older counterparts. To the Snowdens of the world, transparency trumps national boundaries.

'Nowhere Man': A Playlist for Edward Snowden

David Wild | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

To me, Edward Snowden just seems like a narcissistic creep who wants to be a star on the global stage. But rest assured that would never stop me from making the man a playlist that's perfect for long trips from Moscow to Ecuador in the company of Wikileaks lawyers.

Snowden Sought Contractor Job To Gather NSA Surveillance Evidence

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked information on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, says he sought the jo...

Matt Sledge

Julian Assange Reveals More About Edward Snowden Flight | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Julian Assange said on Monday that Edward Snowden is "safe and healthy" and in high spirits, but refused to reveal further details about the National ...

Ryan Speaks Out Against Edward Snowden

AP | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan said Monday the former government contractor who leaked classified information about U.S. surveillance programs must be "...

U.S. To Russia: Give Snowden Back

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - The White House on Monday said it expects the Russian government to "look at all options available" to expel former ...


Neil McCarthy | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

Like the philosopher's world of metaphysics, the NSA's world of meta-data clothes reality in an abstract lingo that suggests nothing all that personal -- or real -- is being examined.

Snowden Going To Ecuador To Seek Asylum: WikiLeaks

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Admitted leaker Edward Snowden took flight Sunday in evasion of U.S. authorities, seeking asylum in Ecuador and leaving the Obama a...