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It’s time to pardon Edward Snowden, and defuse Putin’s increasingly dangerous weapon

As Russian intelligence demonstrates ever more alacrity with American political and social disruption, we must remember that the great bear still has a major weapon in reserve that’s tailored for this purpose. Like many of Russia’s most destructive tools, this one is radioactive, and must be shielded to contain a field of mildly harmful emissions. It can be easily delivered between continents — and indeed, its very nature makes it a precision weapon aimed squarely at American democracy. Edward Snowden is widely believed to be one of Vladimir Putin’s more ...

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Washington Post criticized for opposing Snowden pardon

Oliver Stone: Snowden ‘deserves’ a pardon The Washington Post is facing criticism after its editorial board argued that Edward Snowden, the source of the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting on the National Security Agency, should accept some “criminal responsibility” for the leaks. The editorial, which was published Saturday, called on Snowden to either stand trial on espionage charges or take a plea bargain from the U.S. government. While the editorial called the issue of a presidential pardon “complicated,” it said “President Obama’s answer should continue to be ‘no.'” Related: Edward Snowden: ...

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