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June 27, 2013

Ed Snowden: Hero, traitor?

By Michael Schaffer
Managing Editor

---- — The Daily Iowegian will publish an Editorial Question of the Week on the Opinion page.

The Iowegian wants readers to think about Edward Joseph Snowden.

Snowden was a former technical contractor for the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency who leaked details on American and British surveillance programs. Depending on whom you talk to, Snowden is a hero informing the public of intrusive surveillance or a traitor for theft of government property.

So, the question of the week is, “Is Ed Snowden a traitor or a hero?”

Go to the Daily Iowegian website,, and scroll down the home page to POLL on the right hand side and cast your vote. Or call the Iowegian office at (641) 856-6336 or email the editor at to cast a vote.

Vote on the Question of the Week up until Wednesday, July 10 at 12 p.m. The results will be published in the Thursday, July 11 paper along with a new question.

Here are the results from the last poll question: “Based on what you have read so far about the five city administrator candidates, which one would you pick?”

A. Patrick Antonen received 18 votes.

B. Joe Gaa received 12 votes.

C. Darrel Steven Carlyle received one vote.

D. Chelsea Huisman received 48 votes.

E. Alan Johnson received 31 votes.