| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
After much criticism from conservative quarters, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided, at least for now, to withdraw plans for its proposed study of how media organizations gather and report news. The expressed goal of the survey was to...
| Jan 8, 2014
Is Edward Snowden a whistle-blower or a traitor?
Debate over the renegade computer technician who leaked thousands of secret National Security Agency documents is too often reduced to that deceptively simple choice.
But it's the wrong way to pose...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 12:58 PM
WASHINGTON — University of California President Janet Napolitano, the former chief of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said Sunday that she opposed offering clemency to Edward Snowden, putting herself at odds with a movement that has gained...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:53 AM
BERLIN — German lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele released the text of a letter Friday that he said was given to him by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden during a meeting Thursday in Moscow.
Snowden is calling for international...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- "A traitor is always useful," a Russian security service friend said to me while discussing NSA contractor turned defector Edward Snowden's arrival in his country.
Snowden has fallen into the open arms of Mother Russia, where he was greeted at...
| May 18, 2013
| 9:28 AM
When director Alex Gibney began work on his documentary "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks," he thought he would be telling the story of a charismatic, silver-haired free speech advocate named Julian Assange, who had exposed dark corners of...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Sunday night's episode of HBO's The Newsroom saw Don (Thomas Sadoski) take his turn in front of a high-priced legal team led by Rebecca (Marcia Gay Harden) debriefing the ACN team on what went wrong with their season-long investigation into a U.S....
| Aug 11, 2013
| 12:07 PM
WASHINGTON – The father of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, complained Sunday about the “political theater” surrounding his son’s disclosures of secret surveillance programs and dismissed President...
| Jun 12, 2013
Where there's smoke arising from a free-speech matter, you're likely to find the fiery attorney Floyd Abrams. He's blazed a trail for freedom of the press from the Pentagon Papers case to protecting reporters' sources. He's just as incendiary when he's...
| Aug 12, 2013
Afew weeks from now, a military judge will probably sentence Bradley Manning to serve several decades in prison for violating the Espionage Act of 1917. I feel a kinship with him. My parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, were convicted of violating the...
| Jun 11, 2013
The contradictions at the heart of the Obama presidency are finally out in the open. As a result, a man who came into office hellbent on restoring faith in government is on the verge of inspiring a libertarian revival.
There have always been (at least)...
| Jul 31, 2013
In acquitting Army Pfc. Bradley Manning of aiding the enemy, a military judge has displayed an admirable sense of proportion that was lacking in the prosecution's case against the young soldier who provided a trove of classified documents to the anti-...