Tag Archive: 9/11

Will the NSA-collection provisions of the Patriot Act expire tonight?


The US Senate has convened for a rare Sunday session for the purpose of holding debate on extension of parts of the Patriot Act relating to NSA surveillance.  Those parts will sunset and expire at… Continue reading

What the Television We Watch Can Tell Us About Our Politics: West Wing versus House of Cards


In 1999, NBC premiered Aaron Sorkin’s new series The West Wing, a television show that follows the life of fictional President Josiah Bartlet and his staff. It was two years before 9/11, and… Continue reading

Part IV: Seeds of Destruction: Trends Shaping the New Arc


This is fourth part of a five-part essay on the coming alliance of libertarian and progressive Millennials in American politics. Click here for Part I, Part II, and Part III.  In order to… Continue reading