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By denying a noted Islamic religious scholar entry to the United States because of his ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the Bush Administration reveals its inability to deal with the realities of the Middle East.

The political culture of Washington is fueled by gossip, intrigue and
leaks. It was a combination that turned toxic in the Valerie Plame
Affair.

Will anyone in the somnambulant White House press corps dare ask the President why he would "render" a Canadian to Syria to be tortured and imprisoned without charges?

Prime midyear election issues: Torture and eavesdropping are illegal. We are a nation founded on the rule of law.

The White House behaved unethically by exposing Valerie Plame's identity. Escaping prosecution is not the same as escaping judgment.

Valerie Plame was no mere analyst or paper-pusher at the CIA. She was an operations officer working on a top priority of the Bush Administration: searching out intelligence on Iraq's weapon's of mass destruction.

Why does the FBI find it necessary to spy on Portand's City Council?

If President Bush wants to tell the truth to the American public, he can make Cheney, Rove and Libby come clean about their role in the Plame affair.

The White House practices the dark arts of trashing whistleblowers who
exposed prisoner abuse at Guantánamo and the warrantless spying program, adding another layer of illegality to the war on terror.

Forty-two years later, assassination buffs continue to attack the
validity of the Warren Report.

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Our intelligence apparatus, operating in the dark.

April 7, 2015

A guilty plea to a misdemeanor, and no jail time.

March 18, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

The United States in the twenty-first century has not even attained the relatively enlightened moral standards of the war in the Philippines.

February 23, 2015

60 Minutes’s Leslie Stahl carefully avoided DARPA’s total dependence on contractors and obscured its close ties with the surveillance state.

February 13, 2015

The Supreme Court justice might need to brush up on his Eighth Amendment.

January 5, 2015

What the CIA found out about its torture program is much different than what officials have said publicly.

December 10, 2014

Virtually every Bush-era claim about torture doesn’t withstand scrutiny after the investigation.

December 9, 2014

The Senate Intelligence Committee is absolutely right to respect transparency and accountability with release of report on Bush-Cheney era abuses.

December 9, 2014

Democratic Senator Mark Udall of Colorado could enter the history books as the second lawmaker to read classified controversial government documents into public record.

December 5, 2014