With great power and the cloak of secrecy, the temptation to act immorally proves irresistible.
Surely there are methods for reducing violent crime that don't require indiscriminately throwing innocents against walls.
Total transparency would force officials to consider their kill decisions more carefully.
Its editorial board is ready to bomb Syria. Then what? They don't appear to have thought that far ahead.
The backlash against the surveillance state is not overblown.
Prior to the 2002 Olympics, the NSA and FBI arranged to intercept all emails and texts in the Salt Lake City area.
Before the Church Committee reports were released, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller described the shocking CIA abuses it chronicled as "not major."
NBC's latest scoop flatly contradicts Keith Alexander's claim that "we can audit the actions of our people 100 percent."
A beloved web denizen shuts down her site, Groklaw, because the NSA creeps her out.
Simply comparing the number of queries to the number of rules violations doesn't really tell us very much.
The Time correspondent wrote, "I can't wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out Julian Assange."
Power given to the government for one purpose inevitably ends up being used for other purposes.
The Washington Post has revealed an audit documenting thousands of abuses per year. An exhaustive investigation is long overdue -- and Ron Wyden should lead it.
Instead of giving in to government demands -- he isn't allowed to say what -- the creator of encrypted email service Lavabit closed up shop.
A reform that would protect classified information even as it helped tip off Congress and the public to surveillance abuses
If voters ever elect Hillary president, America will get a team of longtime Clinton loyalists too. And that may be a bad thing.
It's been almost three months since he was shot by the FBI. The public still has no clear explanation of what happened.
A surprisingly relevant observation about salacious gossip, applied to the Anthony Weiner era
Last week, he promised an "independent" review by "outside experts." Then he assigned insider James Clapper to lead it.
Barack Obama's analogy about washing dishes doesn't capture the NSA controversy nearly as well as this one.