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Guest opinion: Snowden’s action protected democracy

WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden is a courageous American hero and will be remembered as one long after the “war on terror” is replaced by some other pretext for violating Americans’ constitutional rights and the rest of the world’s national sovereignty, privacy and, sometimes, security.

January 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Obama must reform NSA, quell allies’ outrage

U.S. intelligence agencies’ failure to “connect the dots” before 9/11 precipitated a rush to collect vast amounts of electronic information. That pursuit of information led to egregious overreach by the National Security Agency to gather vast amounts of electronic data from America and all o…

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Europe's problems may be too big for Germany to solve

WASHINGTON — Can Germany save Europe?

June 13, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Inconvenient truths about Germany, US Congress

WASHINGTON — Two politicians from different countries and with very different political pedigrees made news last week. Both spoke difficult truths and reminded us that we shouldn’t use the word “politician” with routine contempt.

December 05, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Obama finds unwilling partners for international action

WASHINGTON — There was some head-scratching in Washington last week at the presentation of the Medal of Freedom to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The previous foreign recipients included Pope John Paul II, who championed the freedom of Eastern Europe; Nelson Mandela, who triumphed over apa…

June 12, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

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