P.J. Crowley resigns from State Department 

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley will be leaving the State Department following his comments calling the Defense Department's treatment of Wikileaks leaker Pfc. Bradley Manning "stupid and counterproductive." Crowley probably should have followed his own advice regarding discourse about public policy from January:

I am not going to speculate about what led that troubled man to do what he did, but we should recommit ourselves to improve public discourse going forward so that we can sustain a functioning democracy that is important both in the context of serving our national interests, but also to collectively solve global challenges for the benefit of our people and others.

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