In Obama We Trust?

President Obama argues that we should trust him that the massive internet and phone surveillance the US government undertakes is done only for the strongest security reasons and as minimally as possible. With no evidence to support his contention, we’re simply supposed to take his word for it. Should we? I explore in Souciant.

We Can Be Heroes

My weekly column comes out today. It is, I do believe, by far the most personal piece I’ve ever written for public consumption. It’s got nothing to do with US foreign policy, the Middle East or anything like that. It is on Jason Collins, David Bowie, and my experience of years gone by. I hope you’ll check it out.