Spencer Ackerman

Founder of service reportedly used by Edward Snowden said he would not be complicit in 'crimes against the American people' Read more...
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been given one year temporary political asylum in Russia. Snowden has reportedly already left the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for over a month. On Wednesday, The Guardian newspaper revealed details about another secret NSA program based on leaked documents provided by Snowden. Read more...
Despite some blogs attempting to conflate Sen. Lindsey Graham's remarks that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev should be held as an enemy combatant with the Obama administration's decision not to read him his Miranda rights due to the public safety exemption, as Roger Cressey explained to Chris Hayes this Friday evening, Tsarnaev still going to be tried in civilian court and eventually read those rights. Read more...
Rachel Maddow takes on her Uncle Pat Buchanan among others for politicizing terrorism. Spencer Ackerman who attempted to inject some sanity into the Read more...