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Government surveillance news and analysis from The Nation
December 1, 2016
Letters From the December 19-26, 2016, Issue
Return of the repressed… Book therapy… Happily enough ever after… Dylan revisited… Bentham’s revenge…
November 7, 2016
Americans Are Finding New Ways to Join the Surveillance State
Some of them aren’t pretty.
Patricia J. Williams
September 20, 2016
Edward Snowden Is the Perfect Candidate for a Presidential Pardon
It is time to act.
A pardon would recognize the public service that Snowden provided, without undermining the rule of law.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 8, 2016
5 Corporations Now Dominate Our Privatized Intelligence Industry
This unaccountable oligarchy of spies controls the information that guides our military and civilian leaders.
August 25, 2016
Why Obama Should Pardon Edward Snowden
Seth Freed Wessler on the power of independent journalism, Amy Wilentz on Jared Kushner, and Ben Wizner on Edward Snowden.
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August 23, 2016
Is Julian Assange Exposing Innocent People to Persecution With Reckless Leaks?
That’s the accusation from dissidents in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and elsewhere.
August 3, 2016
We Should Be Shocked, Shocked, at Reports of Russian Interference in US Elections
Because, you know, it’s not as if Washington has ever done the same thing to other countries.
June 1, 2016
The National-Security Exposé So Secret Even Edward Snowden Didn’t Know About It
A former senior Pentagon official shows how broken our whistleblower system really is.
May 25, 2016
The Era of Rogue Justice After 9/11
We came perilously close to losing our Bill of Rights protections—and the struggle to restore them is not over.
Karen J. Greenberg
April 18, 2016
Demand That the Police Stop Spying on Your Cell Phone
As civil-liberties advocates force police to release more information on invasive Stingray surveillance, join an international campaign to put a stop to it.