What the Latest NSA Bombshell Reveals About Media Standards Today
January 15, 2014
David Sanger and Thom Shanker have a lengthy story in the New York Times about various National Security Agency techniques for penetrating foreign computers and networks, including a strategy for accessing seemingly air-gapped computers.
The American Press Has Never Been More Free Than It Is Today
December 02, 2013
The U.S. government has never prosecuted a newspaper or journalist for publishing classified information, and in recent years even the theoretical legal possibility of doing so has evaporated.
Count me as very skeptical about the suggestions in recent days that neither the White House nor the congressional intelligence committees knew about NSA collections against leaders in allied countries.
Obama's Crackdown on Leaks Won't Stop Secrets From Coming Out
October 10, 2013
The Obama administration is engaged in an unprecedented campaign to control the flow of information to the press, characterized by “legal policies . . .
We Need an Invasive NSA
October 10, 2013
It’s the best way to stave off the oncoming onslaught of cyber-attacks.
Here's What Makes Language of Any Syria Bill So Complicated
September 03, 2013
Politico reports that a revised Syria AUMF is being drafted in the Senate:Some of the options being considered for the revised Authorization for the Use of Military Force include a 60-day period for Obama to launch “narrow, limited” strikes against A
President Obama Should Heed What Senator Obama Said About Authorizing Military Action
August 28, 2013
I have a pretty broad view of presidential power to use military force abroad without congressional authorization.
How Obama Undermined the War on Terror
May 01, 2013
When Obama took office, he promised not to expend "the rule of law" for "expedience's sake." He did, and now we all face the consequences.
February 06, 2013
Obama's drone memo may seem shocking. But he never promised otherwise.
How Post-Decision Leaks Will Change the Supreme Court
July 03, 2012
“So much for the theory that the Court doesn’t leak,” a friend emailed me, dissing my TNR essay on Supreme Court secrecy in light of Jan Crawford’s blockbuster revelation about the internal deliberations behind the Obamacare decision less than a week after it was announced. “I am told by two sources with specific knowledge of the court’s deliberations that Roberts initially sided with the conservatives in this case and was prepared to strike down…the individual mandate,” Crawford said, on CBS’ Face the Nation.