Author Archive for Linda Lewis

Justice Department decides to have another go at Robert MacLean

[Updated 8/30/13] The Department of Homeland Security’s attorneys filed an appeal late Wednesday of a unanimous panel of three U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit judges in the case of whistleblower Robert MacLean, formerly an air marshal with the Transportation Security…

Who is Edward Snowden? He’s “Condor.”

Something about Edward Snowden struck me as familiar.  Had we crossed paths somewhere?  We had, after all, lived in the same small town. Not until I recalled a Sydney Pollack spy thriller did an explanation emerge.

In online chat, Snowden denies contact with Chinese government

On Monday, readers of The Guardian had an opportunity to participate in an online chat with Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed details of domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA). Questions submitted by readers included several that were…


NSA whistleblower reveals himself as Booz Allen Hamilton employee Edward Snowden

The Guardian disclosed today the identity of the individual who provided it with information about NSA surveillance. He is Edward Snowden, “a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton” who “has been…