Patriot Act

Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Wow. House Democrats are ignoring civil liberties and including a three month straight reauthorization of the Patriot Act (with zero reform) in the continuing resolution."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
"Mass surveillance is wrong and dangerous to our democracy."
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
A Transportation Security Administration agent at a checkpoint verifying passenger identification in John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
After years of abuse and secrecy, court's decision seen by rights advocates as...


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.