Patriot Act

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A new letter to congressional leaders from 24 groups urges lawmakers to weigh extension of expired FISA authorities into traditional legislation as opposed to a Continuing Resolution or a coronavirus emergency bill.
The organizations sound alarms about potential "dragnet surveillance of domestic internet activity."
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
"Schiff has been trying to sneak ratification of such surveillance through...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in the Congressional Auditorium at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 28, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
"The public needs to know whether Attorney General Barr thinks President Trump...


After 16 years of truth-telling, Jon Stewart's final Daily Show was caustic, touching and rich with scores of former co-conspirators; the last, Stephen Colbert, offered a heartfelt tribute that brought Stewart to tears. Fittingly, he ended with an ardent call for vigilance against political, corporate and media bullshit - ie: "Patriot Act" for "Are You Scared Enough to Let Me Look at All of Your Phone Records Act." His parting shot: "If you smell something, say something." We'll miss him.