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Senate Republicans block Freedom Act

November 20, 2014

The Freedom Act would put some safeguards on NSA spying. The House had passed it and Obama indicated he would sign it. Yesterday, Republicans in the Senate prevented cloture on it. As an interesting side story, the ACLU and NRA had jointly penned an editorial supporting the act. This editorial disappeared from the Washington Times, a right-wing outlet run by the Moonies. If only I had a time machine, I would go back to the 1970s, and tell college students then that one of the most risible campus cults of the time would become a mainstay of Republican politics in a couple of decades. And they would ask what I was smoking.

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