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NSA speech

The president has made a step toward better oversight, but his proposals leave the agency’s system of dragnet surveillance mostly intact.

Verizon iPhone

Updating the Fourth Amendment has been done before, to address the invention of cars, phones and GPS. It’s time to do it again.

Surveillance cameras near U.S.Capitol

The Snowden revelations have vindicated The Nation and the ACLU. When will the government correct the record and stop the abuses?

NSA Director Keith Alexander

In a world without privacy, there are no exemptions for our spies.

A poster of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

He is brilliant, humble and idealistic.

NSA surveillance

The NSA isn’t the only government agency exploiting technology to make privacy obsolete.

Blogs

The Obama administration’s legal justification for expanding military action in Iraq and Syria is hypocritical and based on tenuous logic.

September 11, 2014

The justices didn’t quote Christian Parenti, but they should have.

June 25, 2014

After today's egregious Supreme Court decision, expect a lot more sectarian prayer at local government events

May 5, 2014

This showdown can‘t be ignored. At stake is whether the CIA is accountable to the Congress and the law.

March 18, 2014

To truly end the NSA's out-of-control surveillance and abuse of power, we need real reform.

February 10, 2014

The Republican in charge of the House Intelligence Committee says journalists should be prosecuted for reports based on Edward Snowden’s leaks.

February 4, 2014

It might have to reform itself, first. 

January 30, 2014

Is New York’s decision to take action against academic BDS an assault on the First Amendment?

January 29, 2014

Obama did do something of potentially great significance today: open the door for Congress to make the big changes that he won’t. 

January 17, 2014

Obama is right to address concerns about intelligence gathering. But that's not enough to restore privacy protection.

January 17, 2014