Historian Ben MacIntyre’s new book, ‘The Spy and the Traitor,’ tells the thrilling story of how the KGB’s Oleg Gordievsky helped check the Soviet Union as Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan fought communism.
The story fails on multiple levels to make its central claim that congressional oversight regarding the use of human informants against the Trump campaign is hurting intelligence-gathering in Moscow.
If John Brennan used his position as CIA chief to sabotage the Trump administration, then what possible value would his possession of a security clearance have that administration? None.
President Trump’s decision to strip John Brennan’s security clearance sets a strong precedent that a person who uses his security clearance improperly will have it revoked.
Why are so many in Washington—even supposed conservatives—so eager to defend our powerful and unelected intelligence agencies?
Federal officials have provided more information to reporters at New York Times and Washington Post than they have in response to a congressional subpoena.
It’s reasonable to assume that much of the new information in the New York Times report relates to leakers’ fears about information that will be coming out in the inspector general report.
There is no bigger prize for authoritarians in a free nation than to take over the institutions focused on national security, because these gather sensitive data on people and organizations.
School choice hasn’t been tried and found wanting. It’s been found politically difficult and not really tried.
Russia always interferes in American elections, but the degree to which they did is important, and up for debate.
Test-prep culture preys on the anxieties of parents who have been inundated with the message that every parenting decision can have long-lasting effects on their children.
At precisely that moment when his country’s economic prospects are tanking, Vladimir Putin is hobbled with a spy service that’s more like Inspector Clouseau than the KGB.
President Trump’s passivity regarding the agencies’ arrogation of power over security clearances amounts to acquiescence to a change from constitutional to bureaucratic government.
Taking responsibility for just one of the many flawed stories CNN has been pushing is nowhere near sufficient a response to the institutional problems plaguing the media outlet.
The media need to separate anger over Trump’s unfounded wiretap tweets from legitimate questions about Obama administration surveillance.
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