Here's one way the left and the right can collaborate to end warrantless wiretapping: Repair The Constitutional Breach

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A left-right strategy to stop warrantless wiretapping

Open Left
by David Sirota

08/08/07

Democrats’ capitulation to the White House on the issue of warrantless wiretapping was a move designed to make them look “tough” but which ended up making them look pathetically weak. The Washington Post’s lede frames it best: ‘The Senate bowed to White House pressure last night and passed a Republican plan for overhauling the federal government’s terrorist surveillance laws, approving changes that would temporarily give U.S. spy agencies expanded power to eavesdrop on foreign suspects without a court order.’ In other words, Senate Democrats got muscled by the most unpopular president in contemporary American politics — and they got muscled into using their congressional majority to pass the minority party’s offensive proposal. This said, they still have a chance to fix things and regain an image of strength — but only if they now follow a high-profile alternative strategy...

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