By Gene Healy | 11/18/13 05:18 PM
Leave it to the Washington Post, this overgrown company town's paper of record, to put things in perspective. Along with “how to get rich in the new Washington,” the WaPo website announced Nov. 18 that “NSA's got nothing on German Stasi.” “Victims of the fearsome Communist East...
By Gene Healy | 11/11/13 05:17 PM
It never fails. Whenever a president’s approval ratings tank, out come the deep think pieces about how the president’s personality flaws explain his political dilemma and ours.
By Gene Healy | 11/04/13 04:37 PM
Nov. 22 — a little over two weeks from now — will mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas in 1963. But unless you’re on a starvation-level “media diet,” you probably knew that already.
By Gene Healy | 10/28/13 04:59 PM
When it comes to Healthcare.gov, President Obama and his minions look like the gang that couldn't code straight. But don't fear for American ingenuity: Other parts of the federal government remain capable of tremendous technological feats.
By Gene Healy | 10/21/13 04:44 PM
More than three months after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced her departure, President Obama finally nominated her replacement, former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson. The Guardian's Spencer Ackerman is cautiously optimistic about the nominee because the...
By Gene Healy | 10/07/13 08:55 PM
Before dawn Saturday, U.S. Navy SEALs launched an amphibious assault on an al Shabaab facility in Somalia, turning away under heavier-than-expected fire.
By Gene Healy | 09/30/13 04:59 PM
Bad news for pandaphiles: The National Zoo's “PandaCam” will go dark during a government shutdown. However, the federal government’s power to keep an eye on the American people will continue to grow — it’s an “essential service,” apparently. Sunday brought yet another...
By Gene Healy | 09/23/13 04:24 PM
“Dear NSA/CSS family,” begins a Sept. 13, 2013, letter to employees and “extended family” of the nation’s largest spy agency from NSA director Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, the boss of the family (CSS stands for Central Security Service, an NSA subagency).
By Gene Healy | 09/16/13 05:51 PM
There’s an unhealthy dose of '80s nostalgia in the media reaction to the emerging Vladimir Putin-brokered settlement of the Syrian chemical weapons attack crisis. The punditocracy seems transfixed on Cold-War era concerns like, "Have the Russians made our president look weak?" But there's a...
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