NSA leaks

Don't Fear The Leaker

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today

Whistleblowing keeps legitimacy of a government as big, and often unaccountable, as ours.

Snowden Accuses Feinstein of Hypocrisy Over CIA Disclosures

Paul Lewis, The Guardian

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden accused Sen. Intelligence Comm. Chair Dianne Feinstein of double standards, pointing out her lack of concern about widespread surveillance of ordinary citizens.

Obama's Powers Limited on NSA Reform

Josh Gerstein, Politico

Obama will lay out reforms to intelligence-gathering aimed at reassuring Americans that he will right the balance between civil liberties and nat'l security. But Obama’s powers have significant limits.

Did Snowden Leaks Help Terrorists?

Jeremy Herb, The Hill

Edward Snowden's leaks about NSA programs have put U.S. troops at risk and prompted terrorists to change their tactics, according to a Pentagon report. House Intelligence Comm.'s Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MI) said the report found that most documents were related to current U.S. military operations.

RPaul's Plan to Punish Snowden

Oliver Darcy, The Blaze

Rand Paul appeared to call for NSA leaker Edward Snowden to face a light punishment of a few years in prison instead of the death penalty or a lifetime sentence for disclosing info. on secret gov't surveillance programs.

Snowden: Mission Accomplished

Associated Press Staff

NSA leaker Edward Snowden said his “mission’s already accomplished” after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies.

Will Snowden Get Amnesty for Docs?

Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian

NSA officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the US, in exchange for the many documents he took. The State Dept. and other key figures oppose it.

Snowden: NSA Tracks Cell Locations Globally

Brendan Sasso, The Hill

The NSA collects location data on hundreds of millions of cellphones around the world, around 5,000 phones per day, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden to The Washington Post.

Will Snowden Confirm NSA's Spying on Merkel?

Geir Moulson and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press Berlin

Germany's top security official said he'll find a way for Edward Snowden to speak to German officials if Snowden will give details about the NSA's activities and the alleged surveillance of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone.

Who's Screening Gov Employees?

John Nolte, Breitbart

In a shockingly short period of time, we've learned of four massive failures in our government's ability to screen out troubled individuals before they are given access to national security areas: Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security, and the military.

Congressional Republicans Need to Understand the Politics of Privacy

It’s time to ask tough questions about the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities. The problem is that too many Republican members of Congress, who should have the constitutional rights and liberty of their fellow Americans upper most in their minds, have become complicit in the advancement of the surveillance state.

NSA Abuses Just Tip of Iceberg

Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call

Members of the Sen. Intelligence Committee say there's much more to come about the scope and severity of these violations.

New Snowden NSA Leaks

Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times

The disclosure of a top secret internal audit shows the NSA has overstepped its legal authority 2,776 times since 2011, involving unauthorized collection of data on Americans or eavesdropping.

Snowden: NSA Targeted Reporters

Jonathan Easely, The Hill

Edward Snowden accused the NSA of targeting reporters who wrote critically about the government after 9/11. He warned that it was “unforgivably reckless” for journalists to use unencrypted emails.

Does It Matter Where Edward Snowden Obtained Asylum?

So far Snowden’s American supporters have largely remained silent on the issue of whether or not the location of his asylum matters. We’re interested in what you think. Please tell us in the comments below or by voting in today’s poll on our home page if you think it matters where Edward Snowden obtained asylum.

Snowden Living in Russia

Isabel Gorst, Washington Post

The Kremlin gave the NSA leaker permission to leave the Moscow airport as well as temporary asylum. 

Justin Amash's Revolution

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

The Michigan Repub’s unlikely coalition almost defies the NSA—and the Washington establishment.

Obamacare's Big Database of Your Info

John Fund, National Review Online

Community organizers will use a Federal Data Hub to sign up people for subsidies, and even ballots. 

Snowden Is No Traitor

Philip Giraldi, American Conservative

The damage he’s inflicted isn’t against national security. It’s on politicians and bureaucrats who ordered and concealed illegal activity.

Amash Fighting Big Brother NSA

Rep. Justin Amash’s principled stand for liberty and privacy is in stark contrast to the House Republican leadership who have largely ignored the illegal and unconstitutional acts of the Obama security apparatus in favor of a “security at any cost” attitude toward the NSA's domestic surveillance program.