Six months after NSA story broke, Edward Snowden looks even more patriotic

Six months ago this week, the Guardian and Washington Post published the first stories based on leaks from Edward Snowden. Since then, in what has become a steady drumbeat of revelations about the about the US National Security Agency other nations’ spy agencies, we’ve learned how utterly hostile our governments have become to our most fundamental rights in the post 9/11 world – but we’ve also seen the first genuine push-back by some of the people who have the power to make a near-term difference.

The resisters include politicians, some of whom are among those most responsible for laws and policies that were bad to begin with [ . . . ]

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