Originally published in The Huffington Post on 7/17/13
Most everybody is up in arms over the recent revelations about government snooping and the Obama administration’s investigation of the media to find the leakers. These investigations, the media reports, “chill” its sources and prevent it from doing its job–keeping the public informed. Well, if you’ll bear with me for a moment, I have some questions about this whole ball of wax.
First, do you agree that the government should be keep some things a secret? The details about President Obama’s travel plans when he visits the South, perhaps? The specific commands and codes that can launch missiles tipped with nuclear bombs? The ways a terrorist would most effectively spread a biological agent such as Ebola? Let’s call these “the x secrets” and it is only they that I am about to explore.
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