Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas meets with President Obama today. Israel's insistence that Abbas recognize Israel as a Jewish state is likely to be a point of contention.
Snowden said his leaks have made the US safer.
Snowden's leaks about NSA surveillance have launched a broad discussion about civil liberties, and Rand Paul is using civil liberties and NSA overreach as themes with which to frame his brand of libertarianism.
Robert Reich writes that more Americans should be able to share in the nation's economic prosperity, as they did during the last century.