Dodd Filibuster Successful For Now

It’s not time to start popping champagne bottles quite yet, but there is definitely some good news on the FISA bill front. Technically not a filibuster, Chris Dodd did at least follow through on his promise to hold the FISA bill up as long as it contained retroactive immunity for telecom companies,...

Yet Another Reason To Call For Reid’s Ouster

I remember being filled with hope when the Democrats won back congress.  I remember understanding that there would be battles lost, and that change might be too lofty an aspiration to hope for, but at least a slowing of the status quo would surely be on its way.  At least the Democratic party that killed...

Obama Commits… Again

I think I can understand the rabidity with which many bloggers have pursued the “blitz” to get Obama and Clinton onboard with the Chris Dodd threat to filibuster the upcoming FISA bill should it contain the retroactive immunity for telecommunication companies, but I had to balk a little bit....

There Goes The Wind Out Of Those Sails

It began with the courageous actions of a Senator.  Displeased with the current iteration of the FISA bill moving through committee in the Senate, one that grants telecommunication companies retroactive immunity and makes mockery of constitutionally protected rights, Chris Dodd has already stepped forward...

Yet Another Court Rejects Bush’s PATRIOT Act

For the second time this month, the Bush/Cheney/GOP attack on civil liberties and the Constitution has been slapped down by a lower court judge who didn’t mince words about the blatant lack of interest the Bush Admin and the Pubs in Congress seem to have in protecting the freedoms of Americans or...

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