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The New York Times has a new editorial out from their Editorial Board.

And I have never seen them more snarky and condemning of President Obama regarding this new release about the information gathered from Verizon by the NSA. For example, check out this passage:

“The administration has now lost all credibility on this issue. Mr. Obama is proving the truism that the executive branch will use any power it is given and very likely abuse it. That is one reason we have long argued that the Patriot Act, enacted in the heat of fear after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by members of Congress who mostly had not even read it, was reckless in its assignment of unnecessary and overbroad surveillance powers.”

They also link to one of my favorite voices on the government’s overreach, Glenn Greenwald. I am quite enjoying this.

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