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Edward Snowden news and analysis from The Nation
October 9, 2019
Edward Snowden Deserves to Be Tried by a Jury of His Peers, Just Like Everyone Else
The Justice Department has declined Snowden’s request for a jury trial—what are they afraid of?
October 3, 2019
‘Is It a Crime to Expose Crimes Already Committed?’
Reading Edward Snowden’s new memoir in the midst of the current scandal raging in Washington, the famous Iraq War whistle-blower explains why all whistle-blowers deserve our protection.
October 1, 2019
What the Godfather of Modern Whistle-Blowing Can Teach Us Now
As we face two “existential crises,” Daniel Ellsberg’s archives are finally being opened.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 24, 2019
Edward Snowden Didn’t Reveal Anything Confidential in His New Book
But the US government will still win its suit against the whistle-blower, says the lawyer who represented Daniel Ellsberg.
September 20, 2019
Edward Snowden Is a 2020 Election Issue
The Trump administration is suing the whistle-blower over his new book. But what would a Democratic president do? That’s a good debate question.
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September 19, 2019
2020 Will Bring a Historic Defeat for the Republicans
Stan Greenberg on the election, D.D. Guttenplan on Edward Snowden, and Sasha Abramsky on Trump.
Start Making Sense
September 19, 2019
Edward Snowden Speaks
The NSA whistleblower’s new memoir is essential reading.
February 14, 2017
Edward Jay Epstein’s Alternative Facts
A new book suggests Snowden may have been a spy, but what it reveals is its author’s own duplicity.
January 13, 2017
Many Need Clemency Before Trump Takes Office. Here’s What You Can Do to Help
For some, this may be their last chance.
January 4, 2017
What Is the Fate of the First Amendment in the Digital Age?
Freedoms of speech and of the press are some of the first victims of today’s surveillance regime. They are also some of the best defenses against it.