Specter’s Out of Control

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banner_photo.gifIt would be an unmitigated disaster if Congress ends up passing Arlen Specter’s NSA wiretapping bill, which would allow the president to get away with breaking the law. Read Glenn Greenwald on why Specter’s bill must be stopped, and then read Christy Hardin Smith on how to help stop it. Specter is often lauded in media circles as a “moderate” (or better yet, “principled”) Republican; that’s always been a fiction, but it would be nice if people could stop pretending he’s anything other than an administration stooge.

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