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At 9 AM on Sept 11 2001, I was at my dentist's office on New York's east side getting my teeth cleaned. I already knew...

Should the armed forces be free to enlist foreign-born recruits who are not already U.S. citizens or permanent residents? I’ve argued so on multiple occasions...

Are reporters above the law? Should they be? We have lately been running laps around this block in connection with the 2005 leak of the NSA...

What is the meaning of freedom of speech? You might think it means simply the right to say what you want, constrained only by a...

Three-and-a-half inches of rain fell here yesterday, causing immense chaos and raising once again the question of whether the city is prepared for the possibility...

Ever since the CIA was established in 1947, the annual amount of money spent on intelligence has been treated as a closely guarded secret. In...

Dana Priest is a national-security correspondent for the Washington Post. Her professional success depends in large part on her ability to ferret out secrets from...

Is it possible that the New York Times could still be indicted for revealing the existence of the NSA’s Terrorist Surveillance Program in a December...

The last I heard of Lawrence Summers, he was performing somersaults as president of Harvard, trying to ingratiate himself with the faculty he had offended...

A minor scuffle has broken out among several conservative and liberal bloggers about the meaning of eugenics and its connection (if any) to today’s progressive...

As always in the realm of national security, we do not know what we do not know. But one thing we do know–perhaps not to...

On Saturday, the New York Times criticized the Pentagon’s spending plans for buying, among other things, the F-22 stealth fighter, also known as the Raptor....