Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testifies today to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the National Security Agency’s warrantless spying on Americans at home. The American public has heard a great deal from the Bush administration about its power and the looming terrorist threat. Today, Gonzales is likely to hum more bars of the same tune.
Last night, with lobbyist Jack Abramoff having entered his second guilty plea in as many days, was a moment begging for integrity in government. Instead, Congress and the White House colluded to deny the American people a public confirmation process for the individuals charged with regulating federal elections.