Members of America's spy agency don't even learn the rules.
John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer who spent two years in a federal prison for blowing the whistle on the agency’s use of torture. He wrote OtherWords columns for a year, starting in May 2015. He writes and speaks about national security, whistleblowing, the prison-industrial complex, and foreign policy. JohnKiriakou.com
This year, the president should extend some Thanksgiving clemency to human beings — starting with Leonard Peltier.
The former secretary of state attacked the NSA whistleblower without bothering to get her facts straight.
History may smile on these guardians of the public trust, but during their lifetimes they remain outcasts.
The pontiff had compassionate words for the incarcerated, but I wish he’d said something to their guards, too.
After Ahmed Mohamed’s ordeal, there’s no denying that Americans still harbor misguided feelings about Muslims.