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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 [...]

Oops! Amy Klobuchar Inadvertently Speaks in Favor of Civil Liberties Amendment to Explain Why She's Voting Against It

“Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent” — Proverbs 17:28

Senator Ted Kaufman may be dumb in the old sense of the word, but he’s not stupid. He’s an interim senator who knows his job: not to open his mouth, but to do the bidding of his long-time boss, Joe Biden, and Biden’s [...]

Oops! Amy Klobuchar Inadvertently Speaks in Favor of Civil Liberties Amendment to Explain Why She’s Voting Against It

“Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent” — Proverbs 17:28

Senator Ted Kaufman may be dumb in the old sense of the word, but he’s not stupid. He’s an interim senator who knows his job: not to open his mouth, but to do the bidding of his long-time boss, Joe Biden, and Biden’s [...]

Thursday Is Constitutional High Noon for the Democrats

As the deputies disappeared one by one in High Noon, the supposed friends of the Constitution in the United States Senate have almost all abandoned the struggle to end the attack against the Constitution through the Patriot Act. Most Democrats in the Senate are now on the side of the criminal gang. [...]

Four Bills on Government Surveillance for Thursday Senate Judiciary Markup. What Do You Know?

As I mentioned yesterday, this Thursday — just two days from now — there will be a Senate Judiciary Committee markup meeting in which a bill to extend and reform warrantless surveillance powers will take shape and possibly be passed out of committee.

As of this morning, there are four bills representing different visions for [...]