Maybe our democracy will make it afterall. This is one encouraging sign.
Surveillance. Rendition. Torture.
By many measures, the Bush administration has been bad for civil liberties.
Yet the past seven years have been particularly good for the American Civil Liberties Union. National membership in the organization, which fights for freedom of speech and religion, equal protection, due process and privacy, has doubled since Bush took office in 2001 - an extraordinary spurt of growth for the 88-year-old institution.
Newton had it right, for every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction.