| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:00 AM
With one episode remaining in the second season of “Homeland,” several plotlines reached their conclusions, while others blew wide open.
Episode 11 killed off two of the series’ most obviously troublesome characters: Abu Nazir and the...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 10:30 PM
The finale of “Homeland” Season 2 was an appropriately epic and totally off the wall conclusion to a narrative arc that prioritized constant, edge-of-your-seat dramatic momentum, even at the occasional cost of believability.
| Nov 11, 2012
| 9:51 PM
It might have been a much more tense conversation: Carrie confronts Mike about his continued meddling in the CIA’s terror investigation. She knows all about where he’s been snooping. She even knows about the affair with his best friend’s...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 10:30 PM
Don't you just hate it when you're trying to lie your way out of a dinner party and the only way you can get the guy you just stabbed to shut up is by snapping his neck? Nicholas Brody's been there.
Brody's bad day, at the center of this week's...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul got a lot of attention Wednesday for mounting an honest-to-God filibuster of President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director, John Brennan. The nation's political class marveled at his real-life Mr. Smith act, the funny stuff his...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The crowd’s signs range from the earnest — “Privacy IS security” to the humorous — “Sorry about all the porn, it was research.” The crowd is equally diverse, with everyone from members of the...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
There is a way out for President Barack Obama as he attempts to cope with Edward Snowden's disclosures about the National Security Agency's overreaching eavesdropping, the turbulent world reaction, and the lack of truthfulness shown by National...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid says he's thoroughly fed up with Republicans' abuse of the filibuster rule to block President Obama's executive branch appointees. This week he may finally get a chance to do something about it.
In saying that he may...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:47 AM
As it must come to all American presidents, it seems, Barack Obama's policy agenda is being crowded out of the headlines by the imperative of damage control against administration scandal.
The allegations of incompetence or worse in the IRS' targeting...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:42 AM
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a tribunal that oversees government eavesdropping, is a strange judicial creation. It lacks many of the usual features of a court. Its proceedings are secret. Its rulings are secret.
But the strangest missing...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The 29-year-old former CIA employee who admitted over the weekend to leaking documents about the National Security Agency's targeting of phone records, email accounts and Internet use of millions of Americans exemplified the ethical dilemma facing those...