Barack Obama's analogy about washing dishes doesn't capture the NSA controversy nearly as well as this one.
His tone on Friday was inappropriately dismissive, while the substance was misleading at best and mendacious at worst.
Focus on issues where there is no neutral default. Always offer an opt-out. And find opportunities to increase liberty.
The renewal of the Patriot Act is a case study in how opaque policy and law destroy a people's ability to self-govern.
A thought experiment illustrating the strangeness of expecting Edward Snowden to be returned to us.
It's hard to tell -- and strange that our ultra-secretive government revealed surveillance details that we didn't need to know.
A dispatch from the days when the newspaper was a newly minted monopolist in its hometown.
He can't seem to decide if everything that his employees do can be audited or not.
Elites shouldn't be forced to share ill-gotten gains -- they should be prevented from ever getting them.
The cloud based RSS service pitches its users with an innovative fundraising offer.
Love or hate their coverage, the notion that a scandal went uncovered is a conservative delusion.
Compelling reasons to worry that the NSA is outsourcing Big Brother to the Mother Country -- or will one day
CNN reports that dozens of CIA agents were on the ground there -- and that they're being pressured to keep quiet. Why?
An old Office of Legal Counsel memo is a potent historical reminder that being on war footing gravely threatens basic liberties.
The latest defenses of the agency put an irrational amount of faith in its analysts and supervisors.
How might an NSA analyst abuse the power to see the IP address of every visitor to any website?
He suggests forcing President Obama to choose between his law and funding the Defense Department, but he's probably just posturing.
A fascinating legal opinion just released by the Office of Legal Counsel offers a model for today's government lawyers.
Americans shouldn't have to surrender their privacy in order to carry a smartphone.
The real scandal in the case of Sharon Snyder, who was fired for helping to exonerate an innocent prisoner