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Graphical FISA

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On July 12, 2008
A useful tool. (Via Sanchez.) Bonus: Lanny Davis, a wanker for all seasons. (Davis: “The compromise bill would provide strict supervision by the special FISA Court.” Sanchez: “This is right, if by “strict supervision” you mean ‘checking whether Mike Mukasey can fill out a form correctly.'”) Anyway, when Lanny Davis is defending you it’s pretty […]

On Causation…

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On July 12, 2008

Nate Silver, 6/25: If the media believes that Barack Obama is ahead by 5 points, then if a new poll comes out next week showing him ahead by 3, it will not get any attention. But if the media believes

Clinton’s FISA Vote

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On July 11, 2008

There seems to be some debate about whether Clinton’s laudable vote against the FISA bill was politically motivated or not. Obviously, this is unknowable, although I suspect that she would have

Good, If All Too Quixotic

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On June 25, 2008
Dodd and Feingold to filibuster the House’s awful FISA bill in the Senate. And Reid is co-sponsoring an amendment stripping the bill of the provisions providing retroactive immunity for corporations who illegally violated the privacy of their customers. I wish I could disagree with Jonathan Zasloff: Presumably, [Obama] will vote for Harry Reid’s amendment stripping […]

More, Please

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On January 28, 2008

Clinton and Obama to vote against cloture on the awful FISA legislation. Good. The two presidential candidates have the potential to be a serious counterwieght to the terrible job Reid has been doing

Indefensible

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On January 24, 2008

I’m generally pretty lenient in evaluating Congressional leadership, especially in the Senate. Sometimes, Reid will get heat for not making votes he doesn’t have materialize out of thin ai

Cautious Optimism

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On November 16, 2007
A long way to go, but this is obviously excellent news. The state enlisting private entities to reveal information about their customer will be a major privacy issue, and it’s critical that incentives remain in place that would force companies to actually consider the rights of their consumers before assisting in illegal government activity. Share
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