Listen to Rand Paul

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, June 4, 2015 It turns out that Republicans in Washington are united on one issue: their hatred of Rand Paul. John McCain says that he is “the worst possible candidate . . . on the most important issue.” Marco Rubio opines that “he has no idea what he’s talking about.” Lindsey Graham concludes … Continue reading

Why Edward Snowden should agree to stand trial in the U.S.

By Fareed Zakaria “Citizenfour,” a recently released documentary about Edward Snowden, is engrossing mainly because we get to see, up very close, the man behind the controversy. And he comes off well — thoughtful, articulate, a bit nervous but intelligent and well-intentioned. I say this as someone who believes that Snowden broke the law and … Continue reading

The Case for Snooping

Obama’s liberal critics say his speech on the NSA didn’t go far enough. Why they’re wrong By Fareed Zakaria It’s not always true that if you’re under attack from both sides of the political spectrum, you’re probably doing the right thing. The smart or moral course is sometimes resolutely partisan. But watching President Obama take … Continue reading

Big Data, Meet Big Brother

If computers can now predict our behavior, should governments watch our every move? “One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly and with a willingness to accept the penalty.” That was Martin Luther King Jr.’s definition of civil disobedience. It does not appear to be Edward Snowden’s. He has tried by every … Continue reading