If you read only one article today, read Barton Gellman’s article in the Washington Post, “U.S. surveillance architecture includes collection of revealing Internet, phone metadata.”
As I read it, I found myself wondering, “How many members of Congress really knew/know about these programs – and of them, how many understood the programs?”
Did Congress totally abrogate its responsibility to us or did the Executive branch subvert our systems of checks and balances by misleading or flat-out lying to Congress?
In recent weeks, there have been calls for a Church-style commission. Sooner would be better than later.