by Christopher B. Daly
Why do we have to find out what our government is doing from newspapers?
(And while we are thinking about that, let’s give thanks to those papers that are big enough and tough enough and devoted enough to pry these secrets out of the government on behalf of all of us. A tip of the hat to the Post and the Times.)
Here’s the Post’s Thursday story. (Which includes a nice graphics package unpacking the “Black Budget,” which we were never supposed to see.)
Here’s today’s Times story.
Turns out, we spend more than $50 billion a year on spying (some of it illegally aimed at law-abiding American citizens).