My question is at what point does the press need to back off on hounding CIA or National Security officials for a story that needs to stay secret because of National Security? That's how leaks occur, because 'anonymous officials' are meeting up with press to tell them what's going on.
I do believe in transparency in government, something that the Obama administration could do a better job on; but there has to be a line drawn, when it comes to confidential data that has to do with the security of our nation. And if a government employee or a reporter for any print publication or electronic news source crosses that line, then they need to face the consequences.
The IRS (and the DoJ) has targeted all kinds of groups over the years, under various Presidents. Google "IRS and NAACP", and you'll find that the NAACP was targeted....in 2004...under President Bush for "suspicious political activity". So this is nothing new, other than another method that the GOP and right-wingers are using to distract Americans from the real issues, and the Right's own failings. Just saying.
When does night end and day begin? Does night end when the sky stops getting darker? Or does night end when the sky becomes bright enough for one's surroundings to be visible with the naked eye? Or does night end when the sun breaks the horizon? Or does night end when the sun is totally above the horizon? Or does night end at midnight, an artificial construct created by us as a society? It's not like we don't know what "night" and "day" are. At 11pm it's clearly night; at 11am it's clearly day.
If we can't even figure out or come to consensus on (literally) everyday occurrences affecting each and every one of us, why do people think we'll ever come to an agreement on when a fetus becomes a person?
Time we start charging Boehner and his cronies for treason against this country. They hate the President more than our alleged terrorists do and we try and kill them. So let's start charging these people who don't do what the majority elected them to do.