The spy agency touts its commitment to transparency and following the rules. But there are many good reasons to reject its characterizations.
A look back at a 29-year-old issue of Better Homes and Gardens
President Obama's choice to lead the intelligence agency has undermined core checks and balances with impunity.
On the outrageous murder of two cops and the faction trying to exploit their deaths for political leverage
Future attorneys have an obligation to face violence and sexual assault in a different way than most.
The final installment of the acclaimed podcast managed to deliver a satisfying ending, even if it left listeners with more questions than it answered.
The victims of 9/11 would have plenty of disagreements about counterterrorism policy.
Prominent apologists for harsh CIA interrogations keep invoking a scenario that everyone agrees never happened.
He insists that after 9/11, there was "no operating manual to guide the choices and decisions made by the men and women in charge." What about the law?
A surprising admission by an attorney who was instrumental in enabling the Bush Administration's brutal interrogation practices
"I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective."
John Brennan admits that interrogators at his agency did abhorrent things and were never held accountable.
The former vice president's defense of brutal CIA interrogations is falling apart under scrutiny.
Four Atlantic staffers dissect the penultimate episode, "Rumors."
The brutal interrogation program was far less defensible than its moderate critics seem to realize.
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden, a proponent of drone strikes and indefinite detention, complains that he and his colleagues were "never given the chance to mount a defense" of torture.
When a discrete case arises, some people should support the accuser, others the accused, and most people need not reach any conclusion until the facts emerge, if ever.
A damning admission from a former head of the CIA and NSA
In poorer neighborhoods, overly aggressive officers are too often a source of community anxiety. Their misbehavior contributes to disorder.
Glenn Loury and John McWhorter ponder policing in the aftermath of Mike Brown's death and the failure to indict his killer.