Lasrick writes: Jeff Stein analyzes national security reporting in the age of Obama. Great read: 'A few days after I started working for the Washington Post in 2010, the paper’s in-house lawyer gave me and other new hires a reminder about the pitfalls of covering national security in the Barack Obama era. Don’t write anything down that you don’t want the government to see, he said. Not in your notes, and certainly not in emails. Give your sources code names. Avoid talking about anything sensitive on the phone...'