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Does the NSA Have Another Snowden on Its Hands?

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Government officials suspect another whistle-blower is leaking documents from the National Security Agency to The Intercept; the left’s concern with ideology over beauty may be destroying art; meanwhile, Toledo, Ohio’s water contamination may finally change Republicans’ attitudes toward the environment. These discoveries and more below.

Has the U.S. National Security Apparatus Sprung Another Snowden-Style Leak?
The U.S. government believes that a new Edward Snowden–style leaker is giving national security documents to journalists affiliated with Snowden confidante Glenn Greenwald, a suspicion that Greenwald has hinted at confirming.

C.I.A. Director John Brennan: Bad Choice, Time to Go
Let’s get something straight, Mr. President.  We didn’t torture anybody, although John Brennan was somewhere in the chain of command when torture was the order of the day.

Hollywood Films ‘Do Not Reflect Diversity’ in U.S.
Hollywood movies are under-representing non-white ethnic groups in the US, a new study says.

Fresh Doubts Over a Texas Execution
New evidence revives concerns that a man was wrongly put to death in 2004

In Their Own Words: A Field Guide to Accused Plagiarists’ Public Statements
Accused plagiarists, presented with a body of evidence, often don’t know what to say.

The Army Is Developing 3D Printers to Make Food
A mere six months after civilian manufacturer 3D Systems debuted the world’s first 3D-printer that prints food at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the U.S. Army is making progress adapting food-printing technology for use by troops on deployment.

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads
Four years after Apple introduced its popular tablet, many districts are switching to laptops.

Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead
People now buy songs, not albums. They read articles, not newspapers. So why not mix and match learning “modules” rather than lock into 12-week university courses?

In Search of the Goldilocks Economy
Once upon a time, mainstream economists presumed we would forever live in a Goldilocks economy: not too equal and not too unequal but just right.

One Woman’s Quest to Design Parking Lots People Don’t Hate
Rachel Yoka believes parking can be more than what some might call a necessary evil.

Nine West Thinks Women Need ‘Husband-Hunting’ Shoes
Today, Consumerist reported on a new ad campaign from shoe merchant Nine West that spotlights the “shoe occasions” for which ladies will require footwear.

Liberals Are Killing Art
Do more and more liberals find the emotions unleashed by the arts—I mean all of the arts, from poetry to painting to dance—something of an embarrassment? 

Will the Green Goop in Toledo’s Water Be the End of GOP Anti-Environmentalism?
Maybe ... but Republicans first have to acknowledge that there’s a problem to be solved

When the Hillary Clinton Story Changes
A couple of decades of reporting on the real Clintons has taught me that Democrats and liberals are deeply indifferent to how they have been misled.

Hedge Funds Run by Women Outperform Those Run by Men
Is it because women are more averse to risk?

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