December 3, 2012

Secrecy legislation simply goes too far

The Senate procedure that allows a single member to put a “hold” on legislation is not something we generally applaud. But Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has used this crude method to block the intelligence reauthorization bill for good reasons, ones that go to the heart of our democracy. The bill contains draconian and counterproductive measures to prevent the leak of government secrets.

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