Chase Madar has a great opinion piece at Al Jazeera; Why massive national security leaks are good for us.
I couldn't agree more. How free can a "free" society be when the government keeps information away from the voters?
What I didn't realize was how much Obama has tightened the screws on "state secrets." In 2011 the Obama government classified 92 million documents. That's wildly greater than any numbers from the supposed dark ages of Cheney-Bush.
According to Madar, there have been twice as many prosecutions of whistle-blowers under Obama than in all previous administrations combined.
That's some heavy-duty paranoia.