Management

Reciprocal Drug Approval Between the FDA and Europe Surfaces in the Presidential Race

Ted Cruz and his Senate colleague, Mike Lee, want Americans to be able to buy drugs that have been approved by other developed countries.

Management

Ben Carson Wants to Intensify the War on Drugs

The retired neurosurgeon is as prohibitionist as anyone running for presidency this cycle—and the reasoning he offers is surprisingly weak.

Management

Is There Enough Evidence For a Criminal Investigation Into Hillary Clinton's Email?

The situation shows the dysfunction of our system for classifying documents and prosecuting leaks.

Defense

When Security Screening Crosses the Line

A screener at the Denver airport allegedly conspired to grope the genitals of male passengers he found attractive

Oversight

The CIA's Most Important Overseer Is Abetting Its Torture Coverup

Senator Richard Burr now leads the Senate committee charged with keeping tabs on the spy agency. But he's behaving more like a CIA asset.

Defense

Did a SEAL Team Six Member Violate the Espionage Act?

At the top, federal employees leak with impunity. At the bottom, they're at the mercy of an opaque apparatus that masquerades as justice.

Oversight

Congress Still Has No Idea How Much the NSA Spies on Americans

Adequate oversight is impossible when even diligent members of the Senate Intelligence Committee can't get basic facts about surveillance.

Defense

Where Is the Investigation Into Financial Corruption at the NSA?

Suspicious business dealings by several high-ranking officials easily warrant an inquiry. Does anyone in Congress care enough to make it happen?

Management

Journalists Should Stop Exalting Loyalty Among Elites

Former cabinet secretaries owe allegiance to the American public and the truth, not the presidents who appointed them.

Defense

The Homeland Security Department Is Not Prepared for a Pandemic

Though the flu is a bigger threat than terrorism, DHS is approaching it with a mix of ineptness and cynicism.

Management

Bush and Obama Spurred Ed Snowden to Spill U.S. Secrets

The whistleblower started out as an idealistic booster of the national security state. Illegal and immoral behavior he witnessed on the inside turned him into an outsider.

Management

7 Pages That Gave President Obama Cover to Kill Americans

A newly released memo from the Office of Legal Counsel calls the wisdom of David Barron's lifetime appointment to a federal judgeship into question.

Management

Teacher Uses Rush Limbaugh Book to Teach Civil War to 3rd Graders

If you meet an 8-year-old who thinks that slavery ended because of American exceptionalism this may be why.

Management

In Defense of Naked Joe Biden

The political press is tittering over the idea of the vice president skinny-dipping—and missing the real news in a forthcoming book on his Secret Service detail.

Defense

Who Can Respect a System That Helps the CIA to Behave This Way?

This is exactly the sort of situation that would an encourage a reluctant leaker to step forward.

Tech

Keith Alexander's Unethical Get-Rich-Quick Plan

Lots of government officials have found ways to monetize public service in the private sector, but none more audaciously than the former head of the NSA.

Oversight

The Most Famous Whistleblowers on Why They Leaked

Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on accountability in government.

Management

Why Intelligence Whistleblowers Can't Use Internal Channels

Too many are persecuted–and the wrongdoing that prompted them to speak out is too seldom addressed.

Defense

Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Kept His Oath Better Than Anyone in the NSA

That sort of civic courage should inspire other Americans to follow suit, he said.

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