PATRIOT Act fight needs more patriots

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by Kelley B. Vlahos

10/06/09

The Democrats want to change the name of the PATRIOT Act to the JUSTICE Act. That’s the easy part — exchanging one Orwellian branding for another — much like earlier this year, when the new Obama administration insisted the government wasn’t waging a Global War on Terrorism, but an ‘Overseas Contingency Operation.’ Save for the name, there hasn’t been one major transformation in the way the federal government is executing the Long War (the recent helicopter gunship execution of a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist in Somalia in September was completely in step with the old GWOT). And seeing how key Democrats are slowly caving on some of the most promising reforms to the PATRIOT Act in three years, it’s becoming clear the JUSTICE Act won’t be much of a metamorphosis, either...

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