Today was supposed to be the day that the Justice Department -- after two delays -- released an unclassified version of the CIA Inspector General's 2004 Report into the interrogations of "high-value detainees."
As one glass ceiling was being shattered and as America was overcoming centuries of discrimination against women and Latinos, one other ceiling was being reinforced over the heads of gay and lesbian couples in California.
For Dick Cheney, if there's a 1% chance of a terror plot existing, it should be treated as a certainty. It's one thing when that sort of manipulation is used to entertain, and quite another when it's used to govern.
Barack Obama has drawn praise for transparency reforms during his first 100 days in office, but his use of the "state secrets" privilege to squash lawsuits on torture and surveillance is drawing mounting opposition.