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The League Of Extraordinary Bicycles This Week In DC

On Wednesday, attendees at the National Bike Summit will hold private meetings with additional members of Congress, provide a congressional briefing and receive an official congressional reception. [...]

Reprise: Patriot Act Heroes and Zeroes on the Senate Judiciary Committee

(A hat tip to Ramone for the suggestion)

If you were hibernating in the early part of October, you missed the spectacle of eight blind donkeys rearing on their hind legs in an acrobatic effort to form the shape of an all-seeing eye.

On October 1 and October 8, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to [...]

Most Democrats Vote Against Protecting Americans From National Security Letters

8 out of the 12 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted against protecting Americans’ constitutional rights from known abuses of the Patriot Act. The following is a transcript of the speech Senator Dick Durbin gave explaining why the abuses of the Patriot Act called for a restriction of National Security Letter powers. [...]

Senate Democrats Join Republicans To Kill Protection From Government Spies

The Durbin amendment to S. 1692 would have required that Section 215 Patriot Act spying only be used to protect against spies working against the American government, terrorism, or as a part of spying against foreign targets that are not related to Americans. Who could object to that? Eight Senate Democrats, that’s who. [...]

Legislation to Eradicate R.O.U.S. in Senate

Rodents Of Unusual Size? No, this is no fairy tale. I’m referring to Rodents Of Unusual Snacking. The South American coypu, introduced throughout the southern coastal United States in the 20th Century as a source of fur or a weed-controller, is now known here as the nutria. That name makes it sound like some kind [...]

Look Beyond Obama for Leadership on Gov’t Infiltration of Peaceful Protest

The Division of Homeland Security and Intelligence of the Maryland State Police have been caught infiltrating an activist groups peacefully and legally organizing against the death penalty and for world peace, even sending undercover agents to spy on meetings that included a United States Senator. Absolutely no evidence of any illegal behavior was uncovered, and [...]