Patriot Act

Jon Queally, staff writer
Defeating the bill, said Evan Greer, policy director for Fight for the Future, "will give us more time to keep fighting and organizing. And it will send a strong message to leadership of both parties that the public is fed up with having our tax dollars wasted on creepy surveillance programs that don't make anyone safer.  (Image: Fight for the Future)
"It would be unconscionable for the Democratic House to pass any PATRIOT Act reauthorization without critical privacy reforms."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks with reporters following the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon in the U.S. Capitol Nov. 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
One advocate declared "it would be dangerously irresponsible for the House to...
Julia Conley, staff writer
"These amendments would pretty much guarantee the ability of an incumbent...


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.