| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Most Americans understand that in a hostile world, governments need to engage in some snooping to monitor and thwart our enemies. We know they need to crack codes and keep secrets. In exchange for handing the government that extraordinary power, we expect...
| May 28, 2013
If the news media were ever as smitten with Barack Obama as many conservative critics say they are, the president has been doing his best to help them get over it.
His Justice Department subpoenaed a wealth of phone records from The Associated Press...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:18 AM
Washington state Initiative 502, a measure legalizing marijuana for adults, passed Tuesday night.
More than 1,905,274 votes were counted by 11:30 p.m. The measure led by 55 percent (1,056,355 votes) to 45 percent (848,919 votes) with all counties...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Mamie Till did the unspeakable almost 60 years ago. She opened the casket at her son Emmett's funeral so the world could see how this 14-year-old was shot, bludgeoned, mutilated and then drowned in Mississippi's Tallahatchie River with a cotton gin fan...
| May 22, 2013
Despite what you may hear from some of his more fevered critics, President Barack Obama's recent scandal-quakes don't appear to fall anywhere near the level of Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal. But by another Nixonian yardstick, trying to muzzle on press...
| Mar 12, 2013
Who would have thought that within President Barack Obama beats the heart of a civil rights antediluvian?
Could Obama, beloved of the American Civil Liberties Union, be guilty of harboring thoughts of calling down a fatal drone attack on an American...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:02 PM
John Brennan, newly confirmed director of the CIA, assured Americans in a speech last year on targeted killing that there is "absolutely nothing casual" about the process of targeted killing, including that of American citizens. He included in this the...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:45 AM
There’s a familiar template for the “scandals” that have so far “plagued” the Obama administration, in that they are all, for the most part, total bullshit and/or unfortunate events in the vast federal bureaucracy that have...
| Mar 18, 2013
— In choice of both topic and foil, Rand Paul's now legendary Senate filibuster was a stroke of political genius. The topic was, ostensibly, very narrow: Does the president have the constitutional authority to put a drone-launched Hellfire missile...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Rand Paul's now legendary Senate filibuster was a stroke of political genius. The topic was, ostensibly, very narrow: Does the president have the constitutional authority to put a drone-launched Hellfire missile through your kitchen — you, a good...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Just after 11:30 p.m., a few hours after dining on steak as President Obama's dinner guest, Pat Toomey walked onto the Senate floor to give his Republican colleague a 15-minute respite from a filibuster that was approaching the 12-hour mark.
| Feb 10, 2013
If you really want Washington's chattering classes to pay attention to something, an old saying goes, leak it to the media.
Whoever leaked the Justice Department's 16-page confidential "white paper" memo on the use of armed drones to NBC News sparked...