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President Barack Obama

The US empire is a lesson in how not to change a changing world. 

Computers

Fear of a cyber attack is eroding US civil liberties and the constitution. 

Revelations about a spooky-sounding program called TrapWire caused a ruckus on the Internet last month. Here’s what we know, what we don’t and why it matters. 

Indiscriminate shelling is a daily reality in Zabadani, where nonviolent protests turned to guns after the regime began killing protesters.

In a secret, underground prison in Mogadishu, Somalia, prisoners have no access to due process, international organizations or anyone from the outside world.

Jeremy Scahill says America has to decide, "are we a country that operates under the rule of law or do we believe we're emperors who can wage war on the world?"

Something is terribly wrong when one can see a walled CIA compound in plain site from the tarmac of an international airport. 

What will be the consequences of Washington's intensifying counterterrorism focus on Somalia?

Renditions, an underground prison and a new CIA base are elements of an intensifying US war, according to a Nation investigation in Mogadishu.

Blogs

What is the point of congressional oversight if the committee charged with it allows itself to be pushed around by the agency it oversees?

April 8, 2014

Once you accept that everything you say or do is being recorded, you can start recognizing the advantages of omnipresent surveillance. 

March 25, 2014

The CIA and NSA routinely ignore the Constitution, yet want the Justice Department to protect them from an over-reaching Congress.

March 24, 2014

Obama gave what appeared to be a bland statement on the controversy—but implicitly, he took a side. 

March 12, 2014

Dianne Feinstein accuses the CIA of spying on congressional staffers who investigated the agency’s illegal detention and interrogation programs under President George W. Bush.

March 11, 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

Edward Snowden is hailed as a true "whistleblower," and The Guardian asks for a full pardon. Glenn Greenwald responds.

January 1, 2014

Another CBS puff piece starring con men? 

December 15, 2013

Media have rarely questioned the claims, cited by Obama and others, in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s intelligence leaks.

October 23, 2013

The late Saul Landau spent years investigating the assassination in Washington, DC, of his friend, Orlando Letelier, the former Chilean foreign minister. What he found pointed right back to DC.

September 13, 2013