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In a more just universe, the right-wingers wouldgive reporters the credit they so richly deserve.

You know the things I miss so much it hurts?
Those orange alerts.
Routines, our leaders said--and this was strange--
Should not be changed:

Why was a notorious mercenary awarded a $293 million Pentagon contract?

The debate held before Congress voted to reorganize the nation's intelligence agencies under the authority of an all-powerful intelligence czar was generally portrayed as a simple struggle betwee

NYC's media have been looking into allegations of far more consequential transgressions.

No alien penetration or treachery of double agents has ever done nearly as much damage to the CIA as the infighting consequent upon the arrival of each new director, charged by his White House ma

In Washington, it's hardly without precedent for a presidential appointee to swear one thing before a Senate confirmation committee and then, once ensconced in the sought-after post, do another.

Neocons isolate State Department experts, with disastrous results.

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Now that the whistleblower has admitted his role in leaking Army files, he can move on to explaining why he did it, says Daniel Ellsberg.

March 12, 2013

A surprising number of conservatives backed Rand Paul's filibuster. How much of that was sincere?

March 9, 2013

The covert program surfaced in a piece about John Kerry’s announcement of increased aid to the fighters.

March 1, 2013

The creator of Incident in East Baghdad is completing a documentary on excesses of the surveillance state.

February 19, 2013

Jeremy Scahill rips apart the hearings for Obama’s “assassination czar.”

February 8, 2013

The press has not only failed to ask the tough questions but also inexplicably kept secret the existence of a base in Saudia Arabia.

February 8, 2013

No Congressional hearing has examined the secret expansion of targeted drone killings, but the senate has a chance to grill Obama's nominee for CIA director today.

February 7, 2013

The leaked Department of Justice “white paper” attempts to justify the killing of American citizens, but what really has died is the rule of law.

February 6, 2013

Two breaking stories—a report on CIA secret detentions and the “white paper” on killing American citizens—incriminate the Obama administration before the confirmation hearings on Thursday.

February 5, 2013

As secretary of state, Clinton backed the Petraeus-CIA plan to go to war in Syria.

February 4, 2013