The CIA Spying on Congress is Big News, Right?

On Tuesday, Sen. Feinstein accused the CIA of spying on Congress and of interfering with a congressional investigation. The details would make for a taut political thriller. But that’s not the news, not really. The news is that Congress has lost the ability to oversee this country’s clandestine operations. Continue reading

What to Do about the Leaker Hero to Some and Traitor to Others, Mr. Snowden Should Go to Prison

There has been no short supply of either defenders or critics of NSA-contractor-turned-leaker Edward Snowden. While some argue for clemency others insist that Mr. Snowden must be punished; both sides are correct. Mr. Snowden should go to prison, but not for leaking that the NSA was spying on Americans. Continue reading

Sen. Chambliss on Meet the Press Don’t Worry, Stay Quiet.

I really don’t mean to pick on Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). The last time I took his comments on Meet the Press as a point of departure for a post, I was bewildered at his seeming lack of historical memory. … Continue reading