national-security

Edward Snowden might have violated federal laws. He might even be guilty of espionage. But treason? Fat chance.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 12, 2013
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One question raised after Edward Snowden exposed the NSA's surveillance programs is how a private contractor had access to this sensitive information in the first place.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jun 11, 2013
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“The question is not whether we will have a surveillance state in the years to come, but what sort of state we will have.”

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Jun 8, 2013
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When Jen Hoelzer was communications director to Sen. Ron Wyden, part of her job was to raise awareness about secret programs he couldn't tell her about. Here's how she did it.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 7, 2013
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For Obama to say he "welcomes" this debate is a bit rich. He did everything in his power to keep it from happening.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 7, 2013
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Critics say that allowing the Japanese telecom firm Softbank to acquire Sprint raises security risks. But their evidence is thin.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • May 27, 2013
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Barack Obama's Thursday address on counter-terrorism strategy was surprisingly substantive. Here's a summary of all the policy proposals discussed in the speech.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • May 24, 2013
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Republicans say "we have a spending problem, not a taxing problem." If you believe that, then you better be really into cutting the defense budget.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 7, 2013
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