Murray Polner: Still, while Kinsley’s review often sounds like a writer pressing to meet his word requirement, it’s all fair play given the extraordinary significance of Snowden’s disclosures and Greenwald’s role in publicizing them.
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Bob Nelson: The apologists for the national security state were caught off guard by the breadth of the revelations. Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, initially argued that the public should have no concern if they have done nothing to hide.
Kathleen Wallace: Small scale hoarders cause concern for neighbors due to rats, stink and fires, while billionaire hoarders cause exponential harm to the planet.
Gregory Rodriguez: Newspapers are in trouble. Only 28 percent of Americans think that journalists contribute a lot to society’s well-being.
Walter Moss: But if leaders’ lack of wisdom and humility can lead to errors, despite all the intelligence at their disposal, so too can our lack of these qualities lead us to undervalue expertise.
Irene Monroe: Foolish for both Westboro and 2 Million Bikers to DC to think for a moment they could rise in Maya Angelou’s light.
RJ Eskow: Encouraging more conservatives to engage in honorable debate may seem like an overly ambitious goal. But, hey, they got me to say something nice about the National Review, so anything’s possible.
Norman Solomon: A recent brief from the Obama administration to the nation’s top court “is unflinchingly hostile to the idea of the Supreme Court creating or finding protections for journalists.”
Joseph Palermo: We don’t need FCC rule changes that benefit giant corporations. We need an FCC that lives up to its original mission of protecting the public interest.
Lance Simmens: Attempts by O’Keefe and his cohorts to skew the nature of the conversations via selective editing are preempted by the fact that the entire conversation was captured by Fox as a defensive effort to protect his integrity. In this case, the punkers were punk’d.
Jon Zerolnick: So if Pai isn’t capable of being one of five voices making these decisions, I don’t know who is. And neither does Pai.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The campaign has pushed the door open, now we all have to go through it and raise our voices louder than Comcast’s lobbyists to save the people’s internet.
Larry Wines: Sunday morning brings Candy Crowley’s “State of the Union,” one of CNN’s weekly contributions to the parade of sabbath gasbags. This week’s edition brought a teachable moment from a segment that was all heat and no light.