| Jun 9, 2011
| 7:29 PM
Former National Security Agency employee Thomas Drake accepted a plea deal Thursday that cleared him of espionage charges stemming from an alleged leak of classified information to a Baltimore Sun reporter who wrote about waste and mismanagement at the...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:37 AM
If you want to get a sense of how desperate things have become in Rupert Murdoch's empire, take a look at this editorial in today's Wall Street Journal.
To cast what is happening in the UK -- and what certainly seems headed for the US -- as the work of...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 10:49 AM
Although just about everybody recognizes Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" as a supremely brilliant comedy, the embrace of his other plays is usually not quite so hearty. Those earlier works have been faulted for being a little too...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 6:01 PM
An Owings Mills High School graduate who is being held in military detention at Guantanamo Bay showed his willingness to become an al-Qaida martyr by participating in a plot to assassinate Pakistan's president, the government alleges in classified...
| Jan 14, 2011
What I'm doing: I'm tempted to trek way our to McHenry (the town, not the fort) for the Snowflake Chase.
Why: A drive through western Maryland a couple weeks ago took us through some beautiful areas. I'm not sure I'll be able to make it out there this...
| Jun 7, 2012
What happens when a brutal regime gets replaced by an alternative and largely unknown entity? Exhibit A: Libya.
Shortly after Moammar Gadhafi bumped his head on a bullet, the "rebels" took over and promptly declared Sharia law. It's a start -- I guess....
| Nov 24, 2011
| 2:03 PM
Legislation drafted by Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin to update the 1917 Espionage Act has angered public disclosure advocates who say the proposal would make it harder for federal employees to expose government fraud and abuse.
The bill would clarify a murky...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 2:58 PM
A military hearing for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of giving classified materials about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to WikiLeaks, has been scheduled for next month at Fort Meade.
The primary purpose of the...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:12 PM
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and Republican committee Chairman Mike Rogers introduced legislation Wednesday that would allow the government to share classified information on potential cyberattacks...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Analysts with the National Security Agency see the threats coming at corporate America: viruses, worms and other malware targeting the computer networks that serve the nation's banks, utilities and businesses.
But the 64-year-old law that established the...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 4:06 PM
To his supporters, Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning is a hero, the whistle-blower who revealed U.S. war crimes and diplomatic double-dealing in the Pentagon records and State Department cables he is alleged to have sent to the anti-secrecy organization...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Hundreds of activists are planning to demonstrate outside Fort Meade this weekend in support of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy organization...