Standards he sets within the executive branch to govern drone strikes won't bind the next person who orders them.
Now, the story of a president whose promise was abruptly cancelled, and the dysfunctional opposition that can't seem to keep it together.
What is the White House hiding about the demise of a boy they say they didn't target but admit to blowing up?
The precise number killed is unknowable, but 625,000 is a plausible estimate. Here's exactly what that looks like.
A meditation on "one of the gentlest and loveliest things we can do."
Moral decay in an age of terrorism.
The address, a vindication for civil libertarians, promises change you may want to hold off on believing in.
It's certainly possible, but the public has insufficient information to make a definitive judgment.
Everyone agrees that some employees acted incompetently. So how much time and money will it take to get rid of them?
Its long overdue admissions are paired with praise for the president's supposed commitment to transparency.
A national security official in the Obama Administration makes that claim to defend the treatment of James Rosen.
If national security journalists are neutered, secrets will flow to transparency activists and the government will have even less control.
Justices Hugo Black and William O. Douglas specifically addressed a section of the law at issue today.
A press that's able to ferret out government secrets is more important than a government that can keep secrets.
His concurrence in the Pentagon Papers case is worth revisiting as DOJ tries to criminalize national security journalism.
Treating people as ends in themselves and "doing unto others..." as a bridge between traditionalists and mainstream American youth.
Wars with humanitarian justifications often save fewer lives than the same amount of money could if spent elsewhere.
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There is clear evidence that he has broken the law on multiple occasions. And not even Republicans seem to care.
Evaluate tax-exempt groups based on behavior rather than speculation, and compensate them for compliance costs.