(Jim Morin via GoComics.com)
Okay, it was not President Obama, but some guys at the DoJ reporting to Eric Holder. I believe it was Mr. Twain who said “Never get in an argument with an industry that buys pixels by the terabyte” — or something like that.
But perhaps it would be better to tear down the old rotted structure rather than patching another coat of duct tape and spackle over the decay? Charles P. Pierce suggests “A Bipartisan Idea That Will Die at Birth”:
…[N]ow that both parties are staunchly behind the right of the press to ferret out uncomfortable secrets about what the government’s up to, and because there isn’t a scintilla of political expedience or chunks of gored oxen involved in this story, what do you say we all get together and repeal the damn Espionage Act?
The Espionage Act is a foul relic of a foul time, born of the repressive mind of Woodrow Wilson, American history’s most overrated man, employed to quash dissent during World War I, and then repurposed for the Red Scare that followed hard on the Armistice, and it rose again during the subsequent Red Scares after the subsequent world war….
History and valuable extracurricular readings at the link.
Apart from inflaming the local authoritarians before they’ve had their morning adult beverages, what’s on the agenda for the day?