It was a rough weekend all around.  As I was tending to my dying dog Pooh Bear, we learned the identity of the person who leaked information about the NSA/Verizon data, the PRISM program and lots more.

Meet Edward Snowden, interviewed by The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald and filmed by Laura Poitras:

The Guardian released the video along with this profile, and this abbreviated text Q&A as the praise and criticism began coming from all directions.

Once I came up for air last night, I headed over to Digby’s blog to get some well-reasoned analysis, as usual.  I suggest you read everything from the past few days…  and then watch this PBS Frontline episode “Top Secret America”:

Today on the show, Digby and Crooks and LiarsSusie Madrak helped me wade through the story…