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Did President Obama know about the NSA’s privacy problems?

Obama wasn't telling the truth when he denied the NSA had abused its authority. Is it possible he didn't know?

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Aug 16, 2013

Daniel Ellsberg: ‘I’m sure that President Obama would have sought a life sentence in my case’

Daniel Ellsberg risked life in prison to release a classified indictment of the Vietnam War. He says Bradley Manning has followed in his footsteps.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 5, 2013

Was George McGovern doomed to lose in 1972?

The economy didn't doom George McGovern in 1972. The economy and the winding down of the war in Vietnam did.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 22, 2012

Obama doesn’t want to just write welfare recipients checks. But what if we did?

While Mitt Romney mocks the idea of just sending checks to fight poverty, the idea has an impressive intellectual pedigree, including among conservatives.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 8, 2012
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