hopeful sign of the day
The Senate has put the kibosh on the odious and ominous Total Information Awareness domestic snooping program. The move comes in the wake of urging from public interest groups from both sides of the political spectrum for legislators to scrap the proposal to collect a massive database of information of US citizens. Senators voted to block funding for the program until the Pentagon explained its impact on civil liberties (and with Iran-Contra figure John Poindexter in charge of it all, that ought to be a hot one!).