Lost in such important controversies as white-to-black passing and the comparative awesomeness or tedium of Hillary's re-launched campaign for president, the media has largely moved past what may be the most catastrophic national security failure since 9/11, the massive hack of the federal government's employee database. "May be"? Well, nobody has died yet, but that does not mean that the enemy who stole this information -- probably the People's Republic of China, and, yes, we are nuts not to regard this as the act of an enemy -- will not turn it to some horrible advantage. Leverage matters, and the power of that leverage is far greater because we now know that the enemy compromised the database used to store information supporting national security clearances.
This raises a few questions, to wit:
People -- hilariously, including Bill Clinton -- bemoan a "trust deficit" in government. Well, this is an opportunity to close that deficit by addressing the questions above directly and clearly, if only Barack Obama will avail himself of it.
UPDATE: More along the same lines, with a vastly more influential readership, from Glenn Reynolds.