Cartoonist and author Seth Tobocman’s biography documents key cases in the career of the Pentagon Papers defense attorney.Cartoonist and author Seth Tobocman’s biography documents key cases in the career of the Pentagon Papers defense attorney, .
The Los Angeleno was involved with prime ministers, presidents and kings and played a major role in some of the most significant political events of the latter half of the 20th century. A documentary by Patty Sharaf chronicles his life.
The Democratic front-runner needs the backing of the left to win the White House, but she must be made to pay a price for that support: reversal of her criticism of the whistleblower.
On the second anniversary of Snowden's historic act of civil disobedience, it is worth reviewing what has changed -- and what has not.
Anthony J. Russo blew the whistle on American torture policy in Vietnam and on an intelligence debacle at the center of the decision-making that helped turn that war into a nightmare. Neither of his revelations saw the light of day in his own time or ours. And while Daniel Ellsberg remains a major figure for his role in releasing the Pentagon Papers, Russo is a forgotten man.
Mark Udall, the outgoing Democratic senator from Colorado, may be a lame duck, leaving office in less than a week. But his most important work in the Senate may still be before him.
David Remnick recalled that the man who directed The Washington Post's reporting on Watergate and the Pentagon Papers "wasn’t Noam Chomsky He was not an outsider or a leftist" But "he built an institution He gave it its ambition".
The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear our challenge to the law that lets the military indefinitely imprison U.S. citizens is another example of the transformation of the judiciary into an enemy of the Constitution.
Unfortunately for our shaky democracy, the U.S. has needed serious and frequent help in exposing the misuse and abuse of government power in recent years. Fortunately for our democracy, people like Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake and Jesslyn Radack have been paying attention.
When institutions lend their support to the powerless, as the Pulitzer committee did this week to whistle-blowers and their newspapers, the battle is no longer merely between the weak and its oppressors.When institutions lend their support to the powerless, as the committee did to the NSA reporters, the battle is no longer merely between the weak and its oppressors.