A Washington political journalist unashamedly derives pleasure from a national failure.
Arguing against America's targeted killing program before a live university audience
A lack of transparency and oversight has led to abuses time and again, in every era.
The Arizona senator's aborted demand for accountability in Washington was a farce.
What I told a group of college libertarians
A parliamentarian suggests that The Guardian has violated a terrorism law, even as the British government defends detaining David Miranda using the same statute.
The inadequacy of our planning for disaster relief
Minors who are incarcerated today will walk among us as adults. Shouldn't we take better care of them, for their sake and ours?
Once again, students shouted down a speaker. And this time, administrators and faculty are standing up for liberal values.
A dissent from the e-mailbag
The mom-and-pop stores that preceded the now-dead rental chain had character–but made you bring the videos back the very next day.
Imagine what Edward Snowden could have accomplished if he had a different agenda.
Thoughts on a call for the U.S. to participate in two more Middle Eastern wars—both in one country
Some NSA defenders would have us believe it's radical and unreasonable to help Americans to communicate in secret with friends and family.
Ladar Levison intends to offer a product with world-class cryptography and a user interface simple enough for a grandmother to master.
Why pardoning the whistleblower would be more moral and legal than Team Obama's treatment of Bush-era interrogators
The successor to the football-to-the-groin is a comedy trope for the social-media era.
The new politics of gambling, marijuana, and other values issues
Though important, the document isn't an end in itself—advancing life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the end.
The earliest moral compromises made to fight terrorism spiraled out of control, doing grave harm at home and abroad.