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Valerie Plame was no CIA paper-pusher. She was searching out intelligence on Iraq's weapons of
Valerie Plame was no mere analyst or paper-pusher at the CIA. She was an operations officer working on a top priority of the Bush Administration: searching out intelligence on Iraq's weapon's of mass destruction.
Did the New York Times violate the Espionage Act by publishing reports of government secret spying program? A controversial essay in Commentary has provided intellectual ammunition to chill, censor and punish the press.
It's outrageous enough that the NSA is secretly monitoring Americans' calling
patterns. But has anyone considered what would happen if unscrupulous
monitors sold that information to the highest bidder?
The CIA is in need of reinvention and a director who can oversee the transformation. Gen. Michael Hayden is not the right man for the job.
How are AT&T, Sprint, MCI and other telecommunications giants cooperating with the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program?
Gen. Michael Hayden, nominated by President Bush to head the CIA, is
the man responsible for the most extensive attack ever on the privacy
of US citizens.
When government refuses to explain itself, it's up to journalists to discover the truth. As Tony Snow debuts as White House Press
Secretary, will answers on Porter Goss be forthcoming--or will the
practice of press nullification continue?
Former CIA official Tyler Drumheller joins the parade of insiders denouncing how the Iraq war has been sold and fought.
If President Bush wants to tell the truth to the American public, he can make Cheney, Rove and Libby come clean about their role in the Plame affair.
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