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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.
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January 4, 2022
One Brother Gave the Soviets the A-Bomb. The Other Got a Medal.
J. Edgar Hoover had both of them in his sights. Yet neither one was ever arrested. The untold story of how the Hall brothers beat the FBI.
December 9, 2021
Who Killed Malcolm X?
Thanks to a recent investigation, we now know that two of the men who spent decades in prison for the crime were innocent. But we are no closer to closure over an assassination that changed the course of world history
October 6, 2021
A Massive Fail on Crime Reporting by “The New York Times,” NPR
Sensational stories about a “spike” in murders offer a model of how
to cover criminal justice.
September 17, 2021
There’s No Good Reason FBI Director Chris Wray Still Has a Job
Wray has a pattern of refusing to pursue powerful men like Brett Kavanaugh and Larry Nassar on behalf of women and people of color.
July 13, 2021
Athan Theoharis Revealed J. Edgar Hoover’s Secrets
The preeminent FBI historian who helped expose the longtime FBI director’s secrets and crude, cruel, and murderous tactics died on July 3.