| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Few presidential candidates enjoyed better press than Barack Obama in 2008. He reciprocated by promising unprecedented "openness in government" and a new era of transparency.
He has fallen far short of the promise. This administration has prosecuted more...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:51 PM
It seems ironic that a man who was often accused of being effete when he ran for president in 2004 has impugned someone else’s manhood to make a political point.
But that’s what happened Wednesday when Secretary of State John Kerry was asked...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:33 AM
My colleague Robin Abcarian has already taken Secretary of State John Kerry to task for his “man up” challenge to Edward Snowden, telling the fugitive he should return to the United States to face the espionage and other charges leveled...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Ignoring Cold War restrictions, journalist William Worthy had traveled to the Soviet Union in 1955 and made a news broadcast from Moscow, a rare opportunity for an American reporter. So the following year, when Communist China invited him on a month-...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:47 AM
The federal government has a history of embellishing claims of national security in order to keep information about its weapons and surveillance programs secret, lawyers for a Hillside man accused of plotting to blow up a Loop bar have argued in an...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:53 AM
Last month, I described 2013 as the year I lost faith in one of the few bastions of TV journalism in which I still believed: "60 Minutes."
I vowed to look in new places in 2014 for TV journalism I could confidently tell readers to trust.
I found one...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Freedom of the Press board of directors is set to bring on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden as its newest member. The addition will come into effect next month, the org announced.
"I am proud and honored to welcome Edward Snowden to Freedom of the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:40 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Chicago computer hacker tied to the group known as Anonymous was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison for cyber attacks on various government agencies and businesses, including a global intelligence company.
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:24 PM
In 1969 Col. Robert Rheault landed a long-coveted assignment in Vietnam: commanding the Green Berets, the daring U.S. Special Forces group championed by President Kennedy and glorified by John Wayne.
He had held the job for only three weeks, however,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
POV, the long-running PBS documentary series, and The New York Times Co. have formed a partnership to present a series of online-only documentaries, with companion articles and interviews, over the course of 2014.
Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The...
| Feb 5, 2014
When you've been working since you were 8, as Alyssa Milano has, it takes a special kind of role to get you really excited. Using your birthday to raise money for clean water in Ethiopia, for instance. Or hunkering down with the beleaguered in Kosovo...