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Before surveillance leaks, CIA supervisor warned Snowden could be a security risk (update)

Years before Edward Snowden gained notoriety by leaking classified intel on the US government's broad surveillance programs, a supervisor at the CIA warned that he could be a potential liability. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that in 2009, as Snowden was preparing to depart Geneva after a three-year …

Today In The Reign Of The Morons

The tone!<p>The tone is better!<p>Let us all rejoice and be glad. Let us praise the improving tone, because the worst thing that can happen to government is passion. Let us meet on happy ground and celebrate the return of niceness to our national life as our leaders gradually negotiate the final terms of …

The White House

This Is the Average Man's Body

Graphic renderings of modern males<p>George Maat, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has said that within another 50 years, the Dutch Todd could be six-foot-three. Several years ago the Netherlands was compelled to increase building code …

The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with …

The Day the Mad Dogs Took Over the Republican Party

It was a historic Thursday: The GOP finally and fully succumbed to its cultural rage. By Michael Tomasky.<p>It was a head-spinning day in Washington, …