Patriot Act: 6 More Months of the same
UPDATE: The extension is now 5 weeks.
The Senators are still politicians, they can’t help that. They have passed a compromise that will extend the Patriot Act in it’s present form by 6 months, with the idea that when they reconvene in January, they will iron out all the differences that divided them almost to the point of letting the Act expire on 31 Dec 2005.
Personally, I would have liked to seen this ridiculous abomination expired, dead, and gone, never to rise again. But I have high expectations. We will have to continue to watch this closely to make sure that not too much caving goes on during the next 6 months.