The silver lining

Orin Kerr over at the Volokh Conspiracy gives more reason to feel good (or at least not so pessimistic) about things, by noting that there hasn't been a terror attack on US soil in 20 months since 9-11, and that for all the potential problems with the PATRIOT act, there haven't been major abuses and usurpations (of course, as he concedes, that we know about).

So, yeah, 'so far, so good'. Of course, without continued vigilance, it could all go to pot- so hat's off to the principled and partisan/self-interested watchdogs who seek to keep the blogosphere aware (and in turn, help keep the gov't in check via the harsh light of day).

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