While spying on all of us, our federal spooks inadvertently caught some of their law-breaking political operatives at EPA.

The Central Intelligence Agency recently entered the 21st century with uncharacteristic humor. Its first foray into social media began, “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.” Whoever thought the CEI would provide comic relief? We certainly need it in Washington, where politicians and policy wonks often take ourselves too seriously. But humor and sarcasm can also make a serious point.

Last week the Competitive Enterprise Institute, got some guffaws when it filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency—though not for the reasons you might think. They did it because of the Environmental Protection Agency. And the reason is quite serious.