Outrage in Washington: Part I

Link: Justice Dept. Drafts Sweeping Expansion of Anti-Terrorism Act.

The current administration--aided by a derelict Congress--has significantly curtailed our civil liberties. Executive orders and laws like the Patriot Act have abridged fundamental rights, such as requiring search warrants before protected, confidential information (like library records) can be seized.

And now they're at it again.

This time, however, there may be hope. The Senate recently bucked the administration and voted to block funding to the Total Information Awareness program. Maybe they are finally ready to stand up to the Bush Justice Department and its attack on our most basic rights. (via bOING bOING)