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The fight to free the WikiLeaks whistleblower continues in the courts of law and public opinion — but justice is expensive.
I served two years in prison for exposing the CIA's torture program. Why are the men responsible for it walking free?
Nuclear deterrence turns normally skeptical realists all starry-eyed.
An innovative new tax could fund climate transition and help rebuild the social safety net. So why is the White House knocking it?
Legendary journalist Seymour Hersh’s report on Osama bin Laden’s death is considerably more plausible than that of the Obama administration.
A Washington gathering of Persian Gulf autocrats sums up the absurdity of America's relationship with some of the world's most oppressive regimes.
Our wartime commemorations are the functional equivalent of mounting the heads of our victims on pikes. Are we surprised that others celebrate bloodshed when we do the same?
An appeals court ruled that Sister Megan Rice and her peace-activist colleagues should not have been found guilty of the ridiculous charge of sabotage.
What does the Republican Party want with Rand Paul if his extremist constituents feel too betrayed to follow him to its center?
ISIS may be more famous for cutting off heads, but it's Washington that's learning the hard way not to slash first and ask questions later.