‘No Place to Hide’ by Glenn Greenwald, on the NSA’s sweeping efforts to ‘Know it All’

At a meeting with his British counterparts in 2008, Keith Alexander, then head of the National Security Agency, reportedly asked, “Why can’t we collect all the signals, all the time?” The NSA has since sought to dismiss that remark as a quip taken out of context. In his new...

Rampell: Catherine Rampell: Congress is keeping the housing market on hold

Housing has not quite been the boon to the recovery that economists had hoped and dreamed (or at least forecast) it would be. And the government is partly to blame. Seven years ago, the United States had too much housing stock. Now the country faces the opposite problem:...

Gerson: Michael Gerson: Americans’ aversion to science carries a high price

Americans have something of a science problem. They swallow, for example, about $28 billion worth of vitamins each year, even though the Annals of Internal Medicine recently concluded that “[m]ost supplements do not prevent chronic disease or death, their use is not justified,...
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Editorial: Putting cameras on police officers is an idea whose time has come

THERE IS strong evidence that the presence of videocameras can both blunt some of the sharp edges of human interaction and improve behavior — the counterexample of “Girls Gone Wild” notwithstanding. Having successfully deployed cameras in patrol cars, a number of police...
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Editorial: Marco Rubio makes a wrong turn on climate change

SEN. MARCO Rubio (Fla.), whom many presume to be a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said two things Sunday about climate change. Only one could fit into a presidential campaign worth taking seriously. “Our climate is always changing,” he said on ABC...

United Palestinian government may provide new opportunities for peace

Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, is founder of the nonprofit Carter Center. Although intensive Middle East peace efforts by Secretary of State John F. Kerry have not produced an agreement, they have clarified the issues and still can produce significant...
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Editorial: A Beijing power play in the South China Sea is met with U.S. inaction

WITH A $1 billion oil rig the size of a football field, China has literally laid down a new marker in its ambition to dominate the South China Sea — and challenged President Obama’s “rebalancing” policy in Asia, only weeks after the president’s tour of the region. The...

All D.C. politics should be local, but isn’t

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Smart guns are an attack on the right to bear arms

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Banking on local ties at our neighborhood PNC branch

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