Monday, February 11, 2008

February 11th 2008 - Today's Columns:

Robert D. Novak : The Bradley Effect? - Obama seems to consistently outpoll his actual vote numbers. In the California primary late polls showed him up by 10 points going into Super Tuesday, yet he lost the actual vote by 10 points.

Star Parker : Hillarycare Is Not the Answer - Unless the question is "what will stagnate our economy and destroy our prosperity?" It is amazing that when the system is broken, due almost exclusively to governmental intrusion into the free market, the answer to many is more governmental intrusion.

WSJ editorial: Wiretap Showdown - Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) has offered an amendment to the FISA bill to strip retroactive immunity from the telecommunication companies who helped the government after 9/11 to monitor terrorist communications. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has an amendment to require FISA approval before monitoring communications of U.S. citizens overseas suspected of terrorist activity. Currently approval is needed from the Attorney General, not FISA. The Dodd amendment would allow numerous lawsuits already filed to go forward effectively squelching any further cooperation on the part of the telecom companies when the government seeks to monitor terrorists. The Wyden amendment would confer special rights on U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism that currently do not apply nor would they in the future to other suspected criminals operating overseas.

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