We have been covering the features of the new FISA act over at Balkinization ( here , here , here , and here ), and I won't repeat that analysis here. I continue to think that the new procedures in Title I are far more worrisome than Title II, the immunity for telecom companies. But in this post Iwant to say a few words about the larger meaning of what has happened.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.