Snowden’s crime is 'less sexy' than treason
Wonkblog’s Dylan Matthews says despite lawmakers’ claim that Edward Snowden is treasonous, his actions do not comply with the legal definition or treasonous acts of the past. 

Despite scandals, Obama moves forward on Gitmo
Daniel Klaidman of The Daily Beast believes that President Obama is making progress on his revived promise to close Guantánamo Bay. 

A call to action for the GOP
The National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru asks the GOP to do more than to sit back and hope ObamaCare fails. 

Keystone pipeline draws Hollywood comparison 
The Keystone pipeline is a needed but otherwise “unremarkable pipeline,” says Erika Johnsen of Hot Air.  She agrees with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who recently said the pipeline is like the “Kim Kardashian of energy. I don’t know why we care.” 


Senators urge Obama to stay on sidelines of immigration debate
President Obama has taken a quieter role in immigration reform and many senators are appreciating this “outside cheerleader” method, The Hill's Alexander Bolton reports.

GOP Rep. Franks says rate of pregnancies from rape is 'very low'
Elise Viebeck of The Hill reports Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) claimed the rate of pregnancies resulting from rape is “very low” and women seeking late-term abortions should have to report the rape to be eligible.