Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, may regret his filibuster on the USA Freedom Act. McConnell will now face a Republican caucus divided on how far NSA reforms should go when Congress votes on the USA Patriot Act re-authorization next year.
Commercial data brokers are collecting detailed, sometimes inaccurate, information about Americans and selling it to law-enforcement agencies with almost no oversight or regulation. The system needs to be reformed.
With all eyes on ISIS, concerns about Syria’s chemical weapons program have faded from public view. But recent confirmation of the use of chlorine gas shows that the work to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons is far from over.