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FBI news and analysis from The Nation
January 25, 2023
The Original Sin Is We Classify Too Much
How overclassification fails us and harms national security.
January 17, 2023
Why Biden and Trump Are Both Trapped in Secret-Document Scandals
The real problem is the national security state’s love of classification.
December 30, 2022
How the GOP Learned to Hate the FBI
And why it matters that Democrats and Republicans have switched positions on the national security state.
December 9, 2022
If Merrick Garland Had the Courage of His Convictions…
Donald Trump would already be on his way to prison.
October 3, 2022
Off the Record: Barack Obama on Donald Trump
A newly declassified press conference shows the former president’s prescience—and his blind spots.
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September 26, 2022
Do Presidents Have a Right to Secrecy?
Trump’s refusal to share information has been part and parcel of the Washington scene for far longer than the current moment.
Karen J. Greenberg
August 25, 2022
What the Mar-a-Lago Raid Means for Democrats
On this week’s episode of
Start Making Sense
, John Nichols and Eyal Press join the show to discuss Trump, Democrats, and dirty work.
Start Making Sense
August 23, 2022
Republicans Ramp Up Their “Defund the FBI” Stunt
Republicans aren’t being hypocrites about the FBI and the Mar-a-Lago raid—they’ve never truly cared about effective law enforcement.
March 18, 2022
The “State Secrets” Privilege Is a Tool of Injustice
Nothing in the Constitution’s text supports a state secrets privilege—in fact, it runs counter to upholding a government by the consent of the governed.
February 1, 2022
The Hypocrisy of American Islamophobia
This country’s security agencies continue their laser focus on monitoring Muslim Americans, even as they grossly underestimate the threat from white supremacists.