Monday, January 28, 2008

Obama and Clinton Finally Do the Right Thing on Immunity for Telecoms

Both Democratic frontrunners, Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama, joined all but a few Dem outliers to turn back retroactive immunity for telecommunication companies who turned over the personal phone records of innocent Americans to the Bush Administration.

Kudos to both Clinton and Obama for substantively, accountably, and progressively staking a claim on their power to defeat draconian Republican behavior, which would have excused the telecoms for violating the human rights of its own patrons in the name of national security (if it wasn't illegal and unconstitutional, then why do they need immunity?). It's about damned time.

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