| Jun 21, 2014
Former federal government contract worker Edward Snowden's disclosures of virtually limitless surveillance of American citizens by the National Security Agency corroborated the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis' wisdom that sunshine is said to...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Again, we have the "blame the media" scenario ("The Snowden stigma," June 9). A former intelligence officer tries awfully hard to make this point: "Edward Snowden's leaks and their media coverage have unfairly maligned the intelligence industry." But...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:00 AM
In the year since Edward Snowden's first leaks, the reputation of the U.S. intelligence services has taken a beating, especially by the millennial generation. After everything that's been said about the alleged malevolence of the CIA and the other...
| Jun 29, 2014
The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:31 AM
U.S. and Chinese officials said Thursday that they had “narrowed differences” during two days of high-level, wide-ranging talks on issues including cyber-security, climate change, foreign exchange rates, economic reforms and bilateral...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Commenting on the execution of a French nobleman by Napoleon, the French diplomat Talleyrand supposedly observed: "It was worse than a crime — it was a blunder." That consummate expression of realpolitik certainly applies to the alleged U.S....
| Jul 18, 2014
A decade ago in Berlin, a well-informed source cautioned me, half tongue-in-cheek, against holding meetings in a certain hotel not far from the Brandenburg Gate. It seems that a U.S. trade delegation had stayed there not long before and prepared a...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Fugitive national security contractor Edward Snowden has filed the paperwork to extend his refuge in Russia as the July 31 expiration of his asylum grant approaches, his lawyer told Russian media on Wednesday.
Snowden has indicated in interviews...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:15 PM
It’s called the USA Freedom Act, but a more fitting name might be Edward’s Law — as in Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor charged with violating the Espionage Act. I’m referring to a bill cleared by...
| May 22, 2014
| 3:36 PM
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has scored the first American television interview with Edward Snowden, the network announced Thursday.
In a major get, Williams traveled to Moscow, where the former National Security Agency contractor is now...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:47 AM
NBC News and anchorman Brian Williams have not done journalistic work the quality of Wednesday night's exclusive interview with Edward Snowden in a long, long time.
Since NBC News had the interview for a week, according to Williams, it could have done...