States have a duty to protect civilians—and that requires transparency when they're hurt or killed, the UN special rapporteur on human rights argued.
The spy agency should pay a price for its intransigence. But not enough legislators are willing to defend the oversight role of their colleagues.
There isn't anything wrong with respectful appropriation. In fact, it is usually cause for celebration.
The events offer ample moments to celebrate, even for people who object to the notion that a marriage has actually been sanctified.
The flaw in hawkish claims about Syria and Ukraine.
Some opposition to same-sex marriage is rooted in bigotry and some isn't. Assuming otherwise is itself prejudice rooted in ignorance.
On his watch, the CIA has been permitted to keep secret a report on its own misconduct, even as misleading information was released to the public.
The faction that obsesses about maintaining American credibility does the most to risk undermining it.
An argument for letting in more newcomers—and a warning about a potential pitfall
How the U.S. Army is failing some of its wounded warriors.
They've done so at nearly double the rate of their FBI counterparts, often due to simple carelessness.
The NSA's inspector general mischaracterized Edward Snowden's critique of the agency in remarks at Georgetown.
A thorough review of his unexplained death by an FBI agent's gun raises even more questions than already existed.
An overly broad law and its most problematic backers
The thorny intersection of anti-discrimination law and freedom of conscience
Don't be misled by headlines about the Army shrinking to pre-WWII levels.
The director of national intelligence says he can't understand the leak nor guarantee there won't be another one. So why should we trust the NSA with sensitive data about Americans?
The House majority leader believes U.S. forces left Iraq and Afghanistan too early and that America should be more involved almost everywhere else.
Does it portend an intrusion on press freedoms? That's unclear. But it certainly appears to be a colossal waste of taxpayer money.
Why will the men who beat Giants fan Bryan Stow into a coma face shorter sentences for their assault than for illegally possessing guns?