S. 2248 – The Big Brother Enabling Act of 2007

I have absolutely no time to spend watching our dysfunctional government debate away our right to privacy. I should be packing up the remaining clothing, books, pots and pans in preparation for my big move this week. Instead, here I sit transfixed by the overwhelming number of aye’s being cast in the...

Umbrella Warrants? Is That Supposed To Be an Improvement?

The WaPo’s Ellen Nakashima reported yesterday that after long and careful thought, Congressional Democrats have decided to respond to the criticism of their disemboweling of the FISA system, as demanded by Cheney BFF Mike McConnell, by replacing it with an annual “umbrella warrant” –...

Five Words

You reap what you...

Corporatocracy, Police States, and Telecommunications

A couple of days ago, the media and the blogosphere were both set ablaze when a college student was hit with a taser gun in the chest by campus police during the question and answer session following a speech by Senator John Kerry. In the aftermath we here at Comments received our own little surge, and...