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It's hard to imagine the debate would have unfolded as it did without Edward Snowden's revelations.

It's time for a serious rethinking of NSA surveillance.

  • Ryan Cooper
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  • Oct 28, 2013
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It's time for a more streamlined surveillance system, for the good of the country.

  • Ryan Cooper
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  • Oct 24, 2013
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Obama is in a weaker position today that Bush was when he took us into Iraq

  • Alex Seitz-Wald
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  • Aug 30, 2013
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Congress still has a responsibility to ensure that reform ends up being meaningful.

What's striking is the amount of different ways in which lawmakers are taking aim at the once seemingly impregnable NSA surveillance monolith.

For all the media attention to NSA surveillance, there's been startlingly little attention to the policy fixes that would actually do something about the secrecy shrouding it.

A bit of movement when it comes to the Justice Department's treatment of the media, but not much else.

Most Democratic leaders still are not prepared to back a bill that would declassify FISA court opinions creating a body of secret surveillance law.

Snowden says in an interview that he got the job at Booz Allen to get access to documents to prove surveillance. But what does that really tell us?

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