A Pernicious Drive Toward Secrecy – NYTimes.com.

Senate Intelligence Committee has approved misguided legislation that would severely chill news coverage of national security issues.   Find out how your congressmen voted and if they voted to keep secrets KICK EM ALL OUT come November!!   “Obama administration struggles to live up to its transparency promise, Post analysis shows” by James Ball, Washington Post, August 3.    Drafted in secret without public hearings, the provisions are part of the intelligence authorization bill for fiscal 2013. If enacted, the bill would undermine democracy by denying Americans access to information essential to national debate on critical issues like the extent of government spying powers and the use of torture.