Journalists Should Stand Up for Whistleblowers

Journalists Should Stand Up for Whistleblowers

The Obama administration’s ongoing crusade against government whistleblowers — which culminated last year in the imprisonment of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling — has reignited a debate over the role journalists should play in defending their profession and the...
What Clinton Got Wrong About Snowden

What Clinton Got Wrong About Snowden

Hillary Clinton is wrong about Edward Snowden. Again. The presidential candidate and former secretary of state insisted during the recent Democratic debate that Snowden should have remained in the United States to voice his concerns about government spying on U.S....
The Sad Fate of America’s Whistleblowers

The Sad Fate of America’s Whistleblowers

What is it about whistleblowers that the powers that be can’t stand? When I blew the whistle on the CIA’s illegal torture program, I was derided in many quarters as a traitor. My detractors in the government attacked me for violating my secrecy agreement, even...
Odd Bedfellows for Liberty

Odd Bedfellows for Liberty

Let’s now praise a threesome of odd bedfellows: a Democratic ex-senator, an exiled American citizen, and a current Republican senator. I don’t think they’ve ever met, yet their separate efforts over 14 years have now guided our ship of state away...
Four Ways 2014 Was a Pivotal Year for the Internet

Four Ways 2014 Was a Pivotal Year for the Internet

The death of the Internet is at hand. Sound familiar? That’s what Internet pioneer Robert Metcalfe predicted in 1995 when he wrote that spiraling demands on the fledgling network would cause the Internet to “catastrophically collapse” by 1996. Metcalfe, of...
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