1. The week’s best editorial cartoons

    Artists take on Ferguson, America’s foreign policy woes, and more

     

  2. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most stirring images, children ride horseback through downtown Los Angeles, synchronized swimmers give a fierce performance, and more

     


  3. I care more about the country than what happens to me.
     

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  6. No, a bird didn’t poop on Vladimir Putin

    As enticing as the thought of feathered vigilante justice is

     

  7. The week’s best editorial cartoons

    Artists take on the new Cold War, America’s execution errors, and more

     

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  9. Russia rolls out pizza delivery drones

    Check out this video of a pizza drone in action.

     

  10. Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, others reunite to take selfie

    Hey, there’s a new picture of the elusive Edward Snowden. Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda just posted this photo of Miranda, Snowden, Greenwald, and the other journalist who catapulted the NSA whistleblower to fame: documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras.

    The selfie was taken in Moscow, though it’s unclear exactly where. This marks the first time the four have been in the same room since Snowden left Hong Kong after their first meeting last year.

     


  11. Presumably, if Putin aspires to be a latter-day czar, he would prefer to follow in the footsteps of one of the “great” ones — Peter I (1682-1725) and Catherine II (1762-1796) — or even the formidable Ivan the Terrible (1547-1584).
     


  12. To be sure, a national government’s primary responsibility is to serve the interests of its own people. And national interests — say, in security and material prosperity — can be morally legitimate. But the pursuit of those interests to the exclusion of all other considerations would amount to the kind of ruthless nationalist realpolitik that Vladimir Putin is now playing so successfully.
    — Nigel Biggar, in Yes, war can be just
     


  13. The official word from Moscow is, Putin doesn’t give a sh*t.