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John Roberts

Despite its DOMA decision, the recent rulings by the Supreme Court reflect a conservative majority bent on ignoring enduring inequality.

NSA Director General Keith Alexander

There is a revolution afoot—one that is being carried out by the government against the fundamental law of the land.

A banner of Edward Snowden

For proof that the current surveillance programs are ripe for abuse, Americans need only look at what preceded them.

Computer user

What is the NSA doing with your metadata?

Julian Assange

Just as the Assange saga consumes too much of Alex Gibney’s film, so today’s Snowden obsession deflects attention away from our sprawling surveillance state.

Obama

The five uncontrollable urges of a secrecy-surveillance world.

John Lewis

Nearly five decades after Bloody Sunday in Selma, he’s in the fight of his life, as the Supreme Court threatens to overturn his signature achievement.

Digital surveillance

Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.

Guantánamo Bay detention center

That’s the unanimous conclusion of a nonpartisan task force. It should teach us not to overreact to the Boston bombings.

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