Manning-Assange-Snowden: These Final Days
Presidents do some funny things in their last days. Sometimes in their last hours. Bill Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich is famous. But equally interesting — equally infamous — in those last hours is this: He granted clemency to …
Edward Snowden, the former CIA and NSA contractor responsible for the worst leak in the history of American intelligence, is seeking a presidential pardon. “These were necessary things, these were vital things” to disclose, Snowden told the Guardian in an …
By Their Statuary You Will Know Them
Edward Snowden, the “NSA leaker,” has many fans, of course. He has them on left and right. Earlier this week, some of them put up a bust of him in a New York park. City officials took it down pretty …
The Hijacking of History (and More)
Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, Fort Greene Park
This impressive monument, consisting of a 100-foot-wide granite staircase and a central Doric column 149 feet in height, was designed by renowned architect Stanford White (1853–1906). The monument marks the site of a …
Is Rand Paul ‘Part of that Hate-America Crowd’?
Allahpundit predicts that if Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) and Representative Peter King (R., N.Y.) both run for president, they’ll end up shedding blood on a debate stage.
This weekend King decreed that Rand Paul doesn’t deserve to be …
Snowden Is a Traitor and a Fraud, Period
At a time of extreme partisanship in our country and in the midst of what may be the most contentious presidential election in U.S. history, a congressional committee did something extraordinary: It issued a bipartisan and unanimous report on …
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft
The Estonian picked as the United Nation’s first digital privacy investigator was blocked on Friday by the German president of the UN Human Rights Council, after activist groups said she would not be a strong enough critic …
Impromptus: Man on a pedestal, &c.
In New York earlier this week, some fans of Edward Snowden put up a bust of him in a park. Park officials soon took it down. Snowden is the “NSA leaker,” as you know. He is now a guest in …
Hayden: Pollard Release Would Signal Willingness to Negotiate on Snowden
The intelligence community would see the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard as a signal of the administration’s willingness to grant clemency to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, according to former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden. “They would …
‘Privacy and Liberty’ Debate Coming to Heritage
Coming soon, to a Heritage Foundation stage near you#…#
Expect us to hit all the topics: Edward Snowden, the NSA, the era of social networks, campaign data-mining#…#