Leaks show US intelligence vulnerability: Noah Bierman and Bryan Bender report from Washington about Edward Snowden and how it was "just another guy who sits there day to day in the office" who showed how easy it is for someone within to weaken the National Security Agency's information fortress.
- Mass. will consider minimum wage hike: Legislators are considering a substantial increase in the state minimum wage for the first time in four years, setting up a showdown between advocates backing low-wage earners and business activists, reports Meghan Irons.
- Edward Snowden is an American hero: Columnist Tom Keane believes that, in the end, Snowden will come out as an American hero instead of a traitor. The real problem with the NSA program may not be what it was doing, but that none of us knew. Secrecy is the death of democracy.
- Gabriel Gomez trails Edward Markey in new poll: Recent polls find Democrat Edward J. Markey leading Republican Gabriel E. Gomez by 7 points in the race for US Senate. Political reporter Joshua Miller breaks it down.
- Warren, Tierney urge students to fight rate hike: US Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative John Tierney rallied Northeastern University students Monday to speak out against a looming interest rate hike on student loans.