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    With each report of NSA’s reach, Snowden’s stature rises

    Edward Snowden
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    Edward Snowden

    It seems like every couple of days we see a new disclosure of the National Security Agency’s intrusiveness, lack of effective safeguards, or lack of oversight (“NSA tracks social network activities,” Sept. 29). It is obvious that President Obama’s Justice Department should give up its attempts to try Edward Snowden as some kind of a traitor. Snowden should be offered a trial as a whistle-blower similar to the trial afforded Daniel Ellsberg when he leaked the Pentagon Papers.

    Michael Biales