Why ordering a surge he wasn't totally confident in could have been a reasonable decision
A journey from surprise to bashfulness to appreciation.
That's his newest position on the experiments in Colorado and Washington, though he stopped short of endorsing legalization elsewhere.
If the vision he laid out Friday prevails, mass surveillance on innocents will continue and we'll never enjoy pre-9/11 privacy again.
The latest legislative act that undermines self-government
The newest evidence that the NSA isn't being forthcoming with the lawmakers charged with overseeing it
The challenges of creating a sex-ed curriculum that's both informative and non-controversial
That misconception helps explain some of America's worst foreign-policy decisions—and makes a catastrophic war with Iran more likely.
A Wall Street Journal columnist's attack on the former secretary of defense's honor is wrongheaded.
The talk-radio star explains his epistemology: True conservatives are always right.
The case for constraining the NSA, even abroad
Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden bet on George W. Bush's foreign policy, too.
An NSA official illustrates the totalitarian temptation in bureaucracies charged with stopping 100 percent of attacks.
Two congressmen reveal selected details from a classified report—for the purposes of discrediting Edward Snowden.
The New Jersey governor can survive the bridge scandal by using the crisis-communications strategy of the surveillance state.
The former secretary of defense believes that the uniformed military "had taken control of the policy process" during the war in Afghanistan.
A human-rights activist who interviewed witnesses said women and children in a nearby village are still too fearful to sleep through the night.
The former secretary of defense also says that American foreign policy is too militarized and that politicians can't be trusted to do what's right.
Edward Snowden-sourced stories that aren't about spying on Americans still have an important value because they inform citizens about public policy.
It may upset them when they pass through the security checkpoint.