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  •  Oversight without accountability... (13+ / 0-)

    ...is not oversight.

    We can't keep feigning indignation over these revelations and then doing nothing. We're desensitizing ourselves and it may already be too late. At this point it is rational to assume that anybody running for elected office at the national level, anybody elected at the national level, and anybody holding any significantly powerful roles in our government is under constant surveillance.

    We have to shake off this behavioral pattern:

    - Story emerges about incrementally advancing surveillance state

    - Temporary indignation erupts in the blogosphere

    - Some other story claims the news cycle and we reset to a new normal

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