The Senate passed Tha Bush Mobb's warrantless surveillance bill. The Senate must love us very much this Valentine's Day -- seriously, I feel like they've just given us a big box of the Whizzo Quality Assortment. But the fight ain't over as long as we draw breath -- and, in this specific fight, the bill moves back to the House for conference, and the House version of the bill, guess what, doesn't have big telecom immunity. You know what to do, and TrueMajority helps you. Also, CREDO helps you. See? We're really not alone.
Meanwhile, Reps. Markey (D-MA) and Pickering (R-MS) have introduced the Internet Freedom Preservation Act (HR 5353), which would codify Network Neutrality provisions into American communications law. The fact that Charles Pickering the Younger has put his name on this bill testifies to the real bipartisan support for internet freedom in America, a freedom to which corporations stand directly opposed. Mr. Bush will veto the bill if it crosses his desk, but (all together now) our duty remains the same. SaveTheInternet.com helps you express your will.
Finally, factcheck.org would like to hear from you if you receive any dubious politically-related communications. Like, that email saying Barack Obama studied at a madrassa and belongs to a black separatist church -- which factcheck debunks here. Or that postcard claiming that Mitt Romney mandated state-funded abortions -- which factcheck debunks here. Serious, these little low-level communications are the whisper campaigns of the present, and a lot of folks will base their votes on them, because the "liberal" media doesn't give them enough decent information. Factcheck would also like to hear from you if you hear dubious claims in phone calls or in answering machine messages, which may be in the form of "push polls" (cf. John McCain, South Carolina, 2000). If you can forward emails, scan hard copies of such materials into your PC, or make digital audio files, then email editor at factcheck dot org, with the subject "Attn: Brooks Jackson."