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Michael Barone: NSA surveillance, if ungentlemanly, is not illegal

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"Gentlemen do not read each other's mail." That's what Secretary of State Henry Stimson said to explain why he shut down the government's cryptanalysis operations in 1929. Edward Snowden, who leaked National Security Agency surveillance projects to Britain's Guardian, evidently feels the same way. "I can't in good conscience allow the U.S. government," he explained, less succinctly than...

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