The National Security State Simply Isn’t a Winning Issue for Politicians—On Either Side of the Aisle
July 18, 2014
Voters, Slate’s David Weigel argues, just see the secret programs as another example of broad government incompetence.
The NSA leaker thinks he's above the law.
Edward Snowden Is Russia's Puppet Now
April 18, 2014
Edward Snowden is not a whistleblower, or a hero. He is a man who helps dictators make propaganda to embarrass his own country.
"Awarding a prize to a newspaper that covered a hurricane does not somehow vindicate the hurricane.”
SXSW Grants Edward Snowden Immunity From Tough Questions
March 10, 2014
The leaker is granted immunity (from tough questions)
Snowden Speaks, Says He Acted Alone. Should We Believe Him?
January 22, 2014
The Republican committee chairman suggests Edward Snowden is a spy. Snowden says he isn't. The case for believing neither of them.
Would You Feel Differently About Snowden, Greenwald, and Assange If You Knew What They Really Thought?
January 19, 2014
Understanding the real motivations of Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Julian Assange.
Obama May Be Blowing His Opportunity to Reform the NSA
January 17, 2014
This piece has been updated throughout to reflect breaking news in advance of the president's 11 a.m. speech.
When It Comes to a Free Press, Greed Is Good
December 04, 2013
Perhaps the thing that inhibits people from understanding Alan Rusbridger is that the editor of the Guardian, the English-speaking world’s foremost left-wing newspaper, is constantly forced to think like a capitalist.
Berlin Is a Little Too Proud to Be a Hacker Haven
November 27, 2013
Alongside good quiche, cool bars, and the locals’ finicky habit of rolling their own cigarettes, add to the German capital’s reputation this: It is a refuge for prominent members of the pro-transparency community best embodied by former National Secu