Conor Friedersdorf

Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.

America Fails the 'Rule of Law' Test

The U.S. doesn't even come close to meeting the standards articulated by its own army. Why isn't establishment Washington alarmed?

Arguing With Michael Hayden in Aspen

The former NSA and CIA director says the phone dragnet was approved by all three branches of government. Actually, its adoption raises severe Madisonian problems.