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May Musharraf Escape Treason?

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

The political elite of Pakistan are divided over the prosecution of General Musharraf. While a listless prosecution is moving at a snail pace, some prominent politicians are speaking against the wisdom of prosecution.

Why Jack Bauer Reminds Me of Jesus

Bethany Blankley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the co...

When Radicalism Becomes Treasonous

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

If the situation were reversed, and Democrats were threatening default, the GOP would be screaming bloody murder, yelling at the top of their collective lungs that Democrats hate the United States, and that liberals are traitors to the country.

Americans Have a Right to Know Details of Government Data Requests

Zachary Graves | Posted 09.12.2013 | Technology
Zachary Graves

If the government is going to continue the practice of forcing private companies to hand over users’ private information in the name of national security, then the American public should have a right to know which companies are being asked and how often.

The Politics of Private Manning

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

Both Bradley and Chelsea are part of the LGBT community. Shouldn't we have treated them with equal care, particularly given the extreme nature of Manning's valor, the disproportionate nature of the risks Manning took?

Leakers, Hackers and Security

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Are PFC Bradley Manning's dumping of US State Department cables to WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden's theft of documents from Booz Allen, where he worked ...

An Impertinent Question

Robert Reich | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Suppose a small group of extremely wealthy people sought to systematically destroy the U.S. government. Would you call this treason? If not, what would you call it? And what would you do about it?

Trump Calls for Snowden's Head ... Again

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

Real estate magnate and attention-seeker Donald Trump doubled down Monday on his recommendation that Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contracto...

Latest Snowden Revelations: How Very Far We've Come From the Days of 'Gentlemen Do Not Read Each Other's Mail'

William Bradley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Where do we draw the line on surveillance? Or will we draw no line at all, using 9/11 as the rationale for an era of ubiquitous surveillance of all, demonstrable friend and potential foe alike?

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.

Another Senator Thinks Snowden Deserves Treason

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Another United States senator has said he thinks the actions of National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden may constitute treason, just on...

Prosecuting General Musharraf Is Not Selective Justice

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Unless all players are charged with the crime of high treason, his lawyers argue, singling out Musharraf is unfair and unjust. Fearful of backlash and another military coup, these lawyers hope, a pragmatic high court will dismiss the high treason case against Musharraf.

Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Doug Bradley

In the end, even though he thought that Nixon's subterfuge amounted to treason, LBJ did nothing.

Gun Ranting: Good Fun, or Treason?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2013-01-09-NRAbanner11.jpgJohn Wilkes Booth saw himself as ridding the nation of a tyrant, but the nation mostly saw him as the treasonous assassin of their elected leader. See how this works? It's all a matter of perspective, isn't it.

Tea Party Leader: Godly Leaders Save Us From 'Criminal Invaders'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

The leader of the Mississippi Tea Party is calling on God to save the country from "criminal invaders" following the Supreme Court's decision to uphol...

Laughable Online Censorship Attempt Won't Last a New York Minute

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in the New York state government are attempting to pass a law that would ban anonymous comments online. Even if they actually passed the act, once it arrived in a federal court it would be tossed out in a "New York minute" (as they say).

What's the Definition of a Crazy Question?

John V. Santore | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
John V. Santore

Within the context of illogic and paranoia that has at times defined Barack Obama's opponents, it is tempting to write off those who make the most strident claims against him. But we shouldn't be afraid to ask big, fundamental questions about the conduct of the administration and its officials.

The Truth Will Set You Free. Wait. No. It Will Get You Locked Up Indefinitely

Dylan Brody | Posted 03.03.2012 | World
Dylan Brody

Bradley Manning is currently imprisoned. He is imprisoned, as you probably know, for providing classified documents to WikiLeaks for global release ...

Jordan Howard

GOP State Representative Accuses Obama Of Treason

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican New Hampshire state lawmaker is calling for the formation of a commission to bring charges of treason against President Oba...

Treason on the Cheap

David O. Stewart | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

It's called "the king of crimes." In political debate, it can serve as the ace of trumps. And, like much in our culture, it has been cheapened almost beyond recognition.

Former GOP Treasury Official: Rick Perry 'Is An Idiot'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

Bruce Bartlett, who served as an adviser to Ronald Reagan and as a Treasury official under George H.W. Bush, called Republican presidential hopeful Ri...

"Before the Next Election": The Overlooked Phrase in Perry's Treason Accusation

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

What was Rick Perry really getting at? It seems clear that he was warning Ben Bernanke not to improve the economy before November 2012 because it might help President Obama's re-election chances.

No Need for Villains on the Trade Issue

Ian Fletcher | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

If there are any powerful people cackling with glee at the misery they're cynically inflicting on the rest of us through free trade, they're probably few and far between. Never attribute to evil what can be adequately explained by ordinary greed.

Life Sentence for Indian Activist Shocks Nation

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

The life sentence handed to Indian activist, Binayak Sen, for committing treason has been condemned by the Indian public as well as intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and Amartya Sen.

Julian Assange: The Man Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

Dr. Jonathan David Farley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jonathan David Farley

The Lord of Flies nestled within America's intelligence establishment sent lead bees to sting Martin Luther King, Che Guevara, and Malcolm X when each...