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  • Defense opens case in Manning trial

    Defense opens case in Manning trial
    Attorneys for Pfc. Bradley Manning opened their defense of the Army analyst Monday by portraying him as a computer whiz operating under loose guidelines whose decision to leak reams of classified documents was based on a well-intentioned sense of idealism.
  • The two Obamas

    The two Obamas
    The contradictions at the heart of the Obama presidency are finally out in the open. As a result, a man who came into office hell-bent on restoring faith in government is on the verge of inspiring a libertarian revival. There have always been (at least)...

    Bradley Manning sought fame with leaks, prosecutor says

    Bradley Manning sought fame with leaks, prosecutor says
    Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning was looking for "worldwide notoriety" when he gave hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, a military prosecutor said Thursday. Maj. Ashton Fein, delivering the government's...

    Edward Snowden: Russia's useful traitor

    Edward Snowden: Russia's useful traitor
    "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. Mr. Snowden has fallen into the open arms of Mother Russia, where he was greeted at...

    Too few whistle-blowers

    Too few whistle-blowers
    A major problem in the United States is not that there are too many whistle-blowers. Rather, there are too few. Where were the whistle-blowers when the CIA was operating secret prisons; conducting torture and abuse; and kidnapping individuals off the...