Another snark-filled guest post by the one, the only Will Durst: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE USA FREEDOM ACT Q. What’s the darn deal with the USA Freedom Act? A. It is sort of a Patriot Act Lite. They removed the razor coil that was strangling the 4th Amendment and replaced it with barbed wire. Q. Why was Congress in such a hurry to pass it? A. Several surveillance provisions of the Patriot Act were about to expire. The desperation was so acute they held a session on Sunday. Q. So they came right after church? A. Politics is their only [...]
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We're seeing too many good things end, and too many bad things linger. Today Nicole bids farewell to David Letterman's late night show after already losing Colbert and Jon Stewart's departure is imminent. But the Patriot Act seems to live on forever. And the Senate votes on moving Fast Track forward. Marcy Wheeler & Digby guest.