Adequate oversight is impossible when even diligent members of the Senate Intelligence Committee can't get basic facts about surveillance.
Serial could build on the success of This American Life and Radiolab to produce the most ambitious narrative nonfiction ever delivered via your ears.
The anonymous whistleblower who leaked details about the terror watchlist served the national interest.
Local authorities are investigating a highway-patrol scandal, but their perverse incentives mean federal authorities need to step in.
No serious defense of the surveillance state can ignores its anti-democratic abuses, its lawbreaking, and its record of punishing whistleblowers.
Last week's murders in Ottawa and Quebec do nothing to change the fact that the country is one of the safest and most secure in history–and has faced much worse in the past.
An interview with the filmmaker as her documentary on mass surveillance hits theaters
In a speech touting "conservative realism," the Kentucky Republican probed the failures of post-9/11 foreign policy, including too much war.
Suspicious business dealings by several high-ranking officials easily warrant an inquiry. Does anyone in Congress care enough to make it happen?
"I usually felt terrified and paralyzed during sex," a woman writes of her dating life, "but I had no idea how to communicate that fact to anyone."
A plea for "the compliment of being believed sincere."
Disturbing footage from a body cam prompts a public outcry.
Will affirmative consent make women more comfortable displaying a green light? Several readers think so.
A letter from a recent graduate who takes issue with California's new sexual-assault law
The near future as imagined by observers of California's new affirmative-consent law.
The benefits of secure encryption far outweigh the costs of devices that "go dark" even when authorities have a lawful warrant.
Ezra Klein expresses hope for "a haze of fear and confusion" on college campuses and "a cold spike of fear" in college men.
A man shocked into submission after walking his dog off leash sues, and wins long overdue limits on Taser-happy law enforcement.
Laura Poitras's new documentary captures the moment when Edward Snowden told the world that the NSA was watching.
Former cabinet secretaries owe allegiance to the American public and the truth, not the presidents who appointed them.