FBI and Comey Find New Bogeyman for Anti-Encryption Arguments: ISIS

FBI and Comey Find New Bogeyman for Anti-Encryption Arguments: ISIS

After months of citing hypothetical crimes as a reason to prevent the FBI from “going dark,” Comey has pulled out the terror card.

Tea Party Invites Oil Lobby to Give Workshop on “Radical Green Anti-Energy Blitzkrieg”

Tea Party Invites Oil Lobby to Give Workshop on “Radical Green Anti-Energy Blitzkrieg”

The speaker is from Virginia Energy Citizens, one of more than a dozen front groups run by the American Petroleum Institute, the enormously powerful trade association that lobbies on behalf of the oil and gas industry.

During Honduras Crisis, Clinton Suggested Back Channel With Lobbyist Lanny Davis

During Honduras Crisis, Clinton Suggested Back Channel With Lobbyist Lanny Davis

The Hillary Clinton emails released last week include some telling exchanges about the 2009 military coup that toppled democratically elected Honduran president Manuel Zelaya, a leftist who was seen as a threat by U.S. business interests.

Today’s Civilian Victims in Yemen Will be Ignored Because U.S. and its Allies Are Responsible

Today’s Civilian Victims in Yemen Will be Ignored Because U.S. and its Allies Are Responsible

Disappearing America’s victims is how the national self-perception as perpetual victim of terrorism, but never its perpetrator, is sustained.

Eric Holder Returns as Hero to Law Firm That Lobbies for Big Banks

Eric Holder Returns as Hero to Law Firm That Lobbies for Big Banks

After failing to criminally prosecute any of the financial firms responsible for the market collapse in 2008, former Attorney General Eric Holder is returning to Covington & Burling, a corporate law firm known for serving Wall Street clients.

GOP Officials Publicly Denounce Bernie Sanders’ Obamacare Expansion, Quietly Request Funding

GOP Officials Publicly Denounce Bernie Sanders’ Obamacare Expansion, Quietly Request Funding

A democratic socialist who eschews the norms of Beltway fundraising, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has nevertheless won legislative victory after victory funding community health clinics.

Ghost Fleet: Welcome to the World of Post-Snowden Techno-Thrillers

Ghost Fleet: Welcome to the World of Post-Snowden Techno-Thrillers

If World War III were fought in cyberspace, what role would Silicon Valley play? This is just one of the questions explored in Peter Singer’s and August Cole’s new book, Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War.

NSA’s Top Brazilian Political and Financial Targets Revealed by New WikiLeaks Disclosure

NSA’s Top Brazilian Political and Financial Targets Revealed by New WikiLeaks Disclosure

As Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff returns from a trip to Washington, delayed two years over NSA spying, new revelations are likely to reinvigorate tensions between the two nations.

The Intercept’s Summer Reading List

The Intercept’s Summer Reading List

Classic nonfiction, novels set in India and Africa and the American South, political biographies, war chronicles, and studies in the psychology of totalitarianism and pervasive surveillance round out the list.

Report: After Spying Operation in Germany, CIA Outed Suspected Leaker to Retaliate Against Journalists

Report: After Spying Operation in Germany, CIA Outed Suspected Leaker to Retaliate Against Journalists

In a secret meeting in 2011, the CIA passed on information that would result in a senior German official losing his position because he talked to a reporter. Sound familiar?