06/12/2013 12:22 pm ET Updated Aug 12, 2013

Lunch Links: FBI Dials Up Use Of Controversial PATRIOT Act Provision, David Brooks As Stalin, Don't Say Gay In Russia

-- Another day, another revelation about the massive breadth and scope of the feds' spying apparatus.

-- "David Brooks: The Last Stalinist." And more from Amy Davidson at the New Yorker, who writes, "Brooks....seems to have a greater horror of impoliteness than of injustice." Spot-on.

-- This is an intense photo. So much going on.

-- Al Weiwei says the U.S. surveillance is reminiscent of China's. And he would know.

-- Russia's Duma passes its own version of "don't say gay." Unanimously.