While I find the word “pardon” offensive when applied to a person who did the right thing in the face of significant consequences and who should by all rights win our thanks and a medal, I support the Guardian and the New York Times editorials calling for Edward Snowden to be pardoned. I believe that this is the very least we can do for a man who exposed a dangerous pattern of governmental overreach that threatened our democracy at significant personal cost.
Thanks to both papers. I just wish I thought that President Obama and Congress were likely to listen. :/