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Cartoon Skewers Immunity

SFGate's Mark Fiore has blown a hole through the middle of arguments for telecom immunity. His latest cartoon featuring "Snuggly, the Security Bear" is more eloquent than any newspaper editorial could ever be:

FISA Amendments Act News Roundup

Sixty-seven senators chose to side with corporate interests rather than uphold the Constitution today, passing the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) and voting to reject every amendment that would have improved the bill and protected American civil liberties. For a list of which Senator cast which shameful vote, here is the...

RNC Reruns Failed Attack Ad

Since late last week, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has been circulating a comically lame political advertisement around Capitol Hill. Since the ad isn't actually running on TV anywhere, the message is clearly to members of Congress and their staff: "If you don't do as Bush says on the issue...

As Evidence of Piracy Weakens, House Passes Overbearing "Campus Digital Theft Prevention" Requirements

The House passed the College Opportunity and Affordability Act (COAA) last week, leaving the troubling "Campus Digital Theft Prevention" requirements intact despite recent revelations that fears over unauthorized campus-based filesharing were drastically overblown by the motion picture industry. The provision requires universities to combat unauthorized file sharing in two...

FISA News Roundup

As the Senate prepares to vote on amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act this week -- including the crucial Dodd-Feingold amendment to strip telecom immunity from the bill -- the web is lighting up with news and analysis. A few highlights: Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Director of National...

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