Whether it's political posturing or actual policy prescriptions, President Obama's attacks on the bill protecting reporters’ confidentiality are shameful and undemocratic.
Lisa Graves at the Center for Media and Democracy has a piece explaining why, if the point were not glaringly obvious, our government is generally not to be trusted with information management and that our fellow citizens are the rightful custodians of information.
It's a classical liberal thing vis a vis a national security state claim. Graves' piece, Government Lied about National Security Letters and the Patriot Act, is a must-read.
President Obama, what are you thinking? Are you thinking? We elected you in part for an open government, not to be only sort of like George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.