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Good old-fashioned whistleblowing


I’m certain Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden fully believed at one point or another they were standing up for something important.

Snowden’s revelations have, indeed, ignited a national debate and pinned the Obama administration and its promise of transparency to the ropes. Manning’s message of a war gone wrong failed to stir the same passion, though polls show a majority of Americans are still waiting for that quick end to our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the other hand, Snowden contradicted his concern for liberties broken by high tailing it for China and Russia, two lo...

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