According to the Justice Department, the Obama administration will throw its support behind a renewal of three key provisions of the Bush-era Patriot Act. The three provisions are roving wiretaps, monitoring of “lone wolf” terrorists, and access to business records – which includes the often-criticized access to personal library records.

This move by Obama particularly disappoints me. I thought that on the issue of civil liberties he’d be better than Bush.

I want any social democrat/progressive out there to apply the same scrutiny to Obama as you would to Bush on matters like this. If/when Bush did this, people would be/were up in arms.

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