The stark admission by the CIA's inspector general that the agency had broken into a classified computer network used by its overseers at the Senate Intelligence Committee violates the core principle of separation of powers of governmental branches enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
The alleged spying on behalf of the NSA by an employee of Germany's intelligence agency and the transmission of state secrets and classified information to the CIA provide troubling evidence of the American intelligence community's terrible activities against democratic institutions in Germany.
The followers of ISIS and similar groups seek to address their economic, existential and even sexual anxieties and drives by embracing the kind of desert barbarism found in much of the Old Testament, albeit with modern devices.
In the months and years ahead, US Big Tech IT and Internet companies face massive losses of market share and tens of billions of dollars of profit for their role in helping NSA violate the privacy of hundreds of millions.
Muslims make up less than one percent of this country's population. Yet we're still asked to hide our faith and are expected to apologize for terrorist organizations that don't align with our religious beliefs.
As a result of Snowden's disclosures, U.S. companies have been wrongly suffering commercial reprisals by some governments. Conflating the acts of the NSA with other agencies has also potentially harmed legitimate government activities.