Author archives: Sarah Westwood

Did Lois Lerner Waive Her Fifth Amendment Rights?

During last month’s House Oversight Committee hearings on the IRS, Lois Lerner invoked the right to remain silent in order to avoid answering questions after reading a personal statement. Now, some in the House are claiming she automatically forfeited that right when she told her side of the story.

The Snowden Showdown

What started as a simple instance of political whistle-blowing has rapidly escalated into a diplomatic showdown entangling three of the world’s superpowers and threatening already-fragile international relationships. The man at the center of the storm, fugitive Edward Snowden, remains at large.