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  • Surveillance leaks show Obama's hypocrisy

    Surveillance leaks show Obama's hypocrisy
    The revelation that the federal government has spied on millions of supposedly private phone and Internet communications makes President Barack Obama's headache over the IRS targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions seem like a passing...
  • NSA leaks shift focus to intel contractors

    NSA leaks shift focus to intel contractors
    An intelligence contractor's disclosure of covert National Security Agency surveillance programs reopened a debate Monday over how much the government relies on private companies for spy work and whether those firms must do more to vet employees and...
  • To sir, with 'huh?'

    To sir, with 'huh?'
    If a movie is ever made of Sidney Poitier's debut novel, "Montaro Caine" — a distinct possibility, one suspects, given the history and connections of its author — it won't be the sort of film with which the great American actor has been...
  • Similarities seen in leaks by Snowden, Manning

    Similarities seen in leaks by Snowden, Manning
    A young man comes to Maryland, takes some community college classes, uses his computer skills to get a job in which he gains a security clearance. Still in his 20s, he finds information about government activity that troubles him. He decides to share it...
  • Details about Edward Snowden's life in Maryland emerge

    Details about Edward Snowden's life in Maryland emerge
    Edward Joseph Snowden, the government contractor who revealed the National Security Agency's massive telephone- and Internet-surveillance program, has left few public clues about his life growing up in Crofton and Ellicott City. Snowden, 29, attended...
  • Snowden leak shows the weakness of oversight

    The 29-year-old former CIA employee who admitted over the weekend to leaking documents about the National Security Agency's targeting of phone records, email accounts and Internet use of millions of Americans exemplified the ethical dilemma facing those...
  • Edward Snowden: Hero or criminal?

    Over the weekend, as Americans were still absorbing double-barreled revelations about the extent of the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance, the source of that information outed himself. Edward J. Snowden, a 29-year-old former employee of a...
  • Summer learning, or not, and how to balance a need for a break without losing ground

    Even before the school year drew to an end, there were the reminders -- and even warnings about -- what experts call "summer learning loss." Schools sent home suggested summer reading lists and activities, the public libraries cranked out their summer...
  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
  • Floyd Abrams, America's free speaker

     Floyd Abrams, America's free speaker
    Where there's smoke arising from a free-speech matter, you're likely to find the fiery attorney Floyd Abrams. He's blazed a trail for freedom of the press from the Pentagon Papers case to protecting reporters' sources. He's just as incendiary when he's...
  • 5 Surprising Things That Are Not at All Surprising

    5 Surprising Things That Are Not at All Surprising
    Right now the news is full of shocking revelations that are not actually all that surprising. Let’s go through the five most shocking (but not really) shocking disclosures. 1) M. Night Shyamalan ghostwrote the teen hit “She’s All That....