"Top Secret America": This Should Scare Democrats and Republicans Alike

The buzz today is the beginning of a series of bomb shell articles in the Washington Post. (I saw some stories last week that the White House was already preparing for the fallout.)
The beginning sentence is a great summary. We all think government is too big, but it's frightening to think it may be twice as big and twice as powerful then we believed.
And check out this tidbit from the first article: "Every day, collection systems at the National Security Agency intercept and store 1.7 billion e-mails, phone calls and other types of communications." Good grief.