Stories by Jefferson Morley

Jefferson Morley is AlterNet's Washington correspondent. He is the author of the forthcoming biography The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton (St. Martin's Press, October 2017) and the 2016 Kindle ebook CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files. subscribe to Jefferson Morley's feed

Posted on: May 26, 2017, Source: AlterNet

America's new normal: attacks on reporters and demonstrators exercising their free speech rights.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Michael Glennon on the dilemmas of Trump and the Deep State.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

National security investigations continue as Bannon consolidates power in an embattled White House.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2017, Source: AlterNet

All the progress of the past eight years may quickly go down the tubes with Puzder.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Six revelatory search terms to plug into the Agency’s new online database.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A similar debate roiled Congress 181 years ago this week.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The opposition may have lost this round, but a blueprint for future victories is slowly taking shape.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Two Republican senators who received donations from Trump’s choice for education secretary will vote against her.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2017, Source: AlterNet

CIA director Mike Pompeo may learn that the agency is not kind to interlopers from Capitol Hill.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Supporters who welcomed the 45th president stand by their man—and the marchers' right to protest.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2017, Source: AlterNet

With Trump's arrival, American global exceptionalism is dead.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Friday's inauguration saw promises of jobs and war—and hints of intimidation to come.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Whatever the contested legitimacy of the Trump presidency, the White House needs to make a decision on JFK secrecy within the year.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2016, Source: Amazon Publishing

Who killed JFK?

Posted on: May 29, 2012, Source: Salon

Photos of missile debris help trace the path of a CIA drone missile that killed a young girl.

Posted on: May 1, 2012, Source: Salon

The spreading drone curriculum is a sign of the coming normalization of drones in American life.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2012, Source: Salon

For the first time in a decade, Congress holds a hearing on anti-profiling legislation.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2012, Source: Salon

What had started as a politically-tinged eviction of an entirely peaceful encampment had suddenly turned into an aggressive display of force by the National Park Police officers.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2011, Source: Salon

Frank discusses one of the most important political developments of the Obama presidency: how the crash of 2008 served to strengthen the political right.