His challenger for the GOP nomination tried to twist his opposition to NSA spying and indefinite detention as comfort to al-Qaeda—and the attack failed miserably.
If you meet an 8-year-old who thinks slavery ended because of American exceptionalism, this may be why.
The intelligence agency's behavior is enough for even people who dislike leaks to see the need for a whistleblower.
The political press is tittering over the idea of the vice president skinny-dipping—and missing the real news in a forthcoming book on his Secret Service detail.
The Bush administration's interrogation policy cannot be written off as a panicked aberration that ended in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
The Kentucky Republican, who filibustered the CIA chief's nomination, is the latest legislator to call for his ouster.
It's difficult to cross man with details on every secret drone strike you've authorized—especially the legally dubious ones.
The agency spied on a congressional investigation into the torture of prisoners, then claimed it hadn't.
Lots of government officials have found ways to monetize public service in the private sector, but none more audaciously than the former head of the NSA.
As the former intelligence chief goes corporate, a journalist is suing to see what he earned outside his official duties. Only President Obama can suppress the information.
Hawkish critics see a president who is unwilling to intervene abroad except when Israel stands to lose. These critics are blind to reality.
The unintended consequences of military intervention are nearly impossible to predict.
A Connecticut public defender shares his experiences with justices who are often out of touch with poverty's challenges.
Behind the paywall at the most rigorous infotainment site ever launched by a half-term governor of Alaska
Even the director of national intelligence admits there aren't adequate safeguards for officials who see wrongdoing.
Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on accountability in government
That sort of civic courage should inspire other Americans to follow suit, he said.
A former child protective services worker who took kids from parents, a woman who was abused as a child, and a wrongly accused father tell their stories.
The government's newly revealed guidelines for tracking individuals are a Kafkaesque mess built on hubris.
A supporter of Israel's campaign in Gaza evades a longstanding taboo, using logic uncomfortably close to what's employed by Palestinian and Al Qaeda terrorists.