Discussions of rising economies usually focus on Asia, Africa and the BRIC countries—Brazil, Russia, India and China. But what may well be the most important development of all is often overlooked: the arrival of North America as a global powerhouse. What's going on?
The saga of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who has cracked open a leak as wide as the Titanic's, should make for a nice sequel to the "The Terminal." In that Spielberg movie, Tom Hanks—suddenly a man without country—is marooned at JFK airport.