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In Defense of the Washington Post's Much Maligned Snowden Editorial

The Washington Post editorial page has no institutional duty whatsoever to defend a source simply because the news side won a Pulitzer based on his criminality. The editorial staff is not tasked with deciding whether or not to publish Snowden documents. The news staff is not tasked with opining on whether Snowden should get a pardon.

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In Defense of Jim Comey: Politico's Bizarrely Shoddy Attack on the FBI Director

An astonishingly bad piece appeared in Politico this week attacking FBI Director James Comey. The thesis is bold. The evidence is shockingly weak. Critical history and information is left out. Quotations are seemingly intentionally distorted. And important information in the story is just wrong.

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A Moment of Zen: The New York Times Editorial Page Cites Lawfare as an Authority

Since the New York Times editorial page has apparently now decided that I have impeccable judgment on matters of law and national security, I have a bunch of other Lawfare posts for the editorial page staff there to read: my many posts on factual errors in the Times editorial page's Guantanamo coverage.


Deception and the Iran Deal: Did the Obama Administration Mislead America, Or Did the Rhodes Profile?

Much of what ought to be said about Sunday’s New York Times Magazine profile of Ben Rhodes has already been said, including by Rhodes himself. But the article’s substantive claims, particularly regarding the Obama administration’s approach to Iran, are serious enough to warrant yet another response. 

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