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Glenn Greenwald

If anything, reporting on the NSA’s overreach has revealed just how dangerous to our freedoms the agency’s surveillance practices really are.

Army trucks

Your tax dollars at work keeping you in the dark.

Mike McConnell

Defense contractors and the government officials that pay them are more than happy to preserve the threat of attack—to their financial benefit. 

Why aren’t film director Kathryn Bigelow’s claimed government sources, including employees of the CIA, in jail like Bradley Manning?

From Arab bandits to TV terrorists, the history of Islamophobia in US popular culture is long and ugly.

A discussion with the author of The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America, the master narrative of our national security myth.

The easy invocation of "terrorism"--whether by pundits or political leaders--is not just sloppy use of language. It is precisely targeted phrasing intended to terrorize dissent.

The 9/11 Commission's startling follow-up report that savages the Bush Administration's inadequate efforts to protect the country from terrorism was met by the media with a collective yawn. And so we remain vulnerable, amazed and, if sensate, terrified.

Blogs

Greg Mitchell recalls the good, the bad and the ugly in press coverage of the Iraq War.

March 17, 2014

The new (surprise) hit movie Lone Survivor has sparked an important conversation. 

January 16, 2014

The newspapers trade barbs and allegations over Al Qaeda leaks that occurred in August.

October 1, 2013

Shaye was the first to expose the US cruise missile attack on the Yemeni village of al-Majalah—the first Obama administration-approved attack in Yemen.

July 25, 2013

The same day that Edward Snowden left Hong Kong for Moscow and beyond, McClatchey reveals that the NSA leaks are part of a much larger problem.  

June 24, 2013

Media continue to neglect important arguments against further US engagement in the civil war. 

June 18, 2013

The former editor's terrible track record on surveillance.

June 17, 2013

Remembering the disturbing details of US diplomacy revealed through Wikileaks.

June 13, 2013

Even though the press relies on and exploits leaks, pundits still hit the NSA whistleblower in this case.

June 12, 2013

The probing parts of the talk show host’s interview were cut before broadcast.

January 23, 2013