News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush -- Part II
SAFE Act Would Get Rid of Patriot Act Excesses
PT. II - HOME PAGE
PT. II - CONTENTS
BUSH and the MEDIA
CIVIL RIGHTS
-- Gay Rights
THE ECONOMY
-- The Real Deficit
---- Deficit Lies
-- International Debt
---- Children Will Pay
-- Tax Cut Con Game
---- Tax-Cut Lies
------ to Small Business
---- Phony Benefits
---- Hurting States
---- Why Accepted?
---- Cuts Will Backfire
-- Low-Tax Mania
-- Move toward Flat Tax
-- Corp. Tax Dodgers
-- Corporate Welfare
---- Halliburton
-- The SUV Boondoggle
-- Unemploym't Worse
------ Comp. Denied
---- Jobs Not Created
-- Widespread Poverty
-- False Recovery
-- Stock Market
EDUCATION
-- Texas Sch. Scandals
-- Broken Promises
-- Abandoned Youth
-- College Aid Cut
-- Aid to Rich Colleges
-- Textbooks Censored
-- Acad. Freedom Denied
ELECTRONIC VOTING -- --- A Crucial Issue
ENERGY
-- Monstrous Bill
---- Allows Blackouts
---- Bi-Part. Oppos'n
-- New Energy Bill
ENVIRONMENT
-- Bush's "Eco-Speak"
---- How to Tell Lies
-- Crimes v. Nature
---- Air Pollution
---- Global Warming
---- Ozone Depletion
---- Chemical Hazards
---- Loss of Wildlife
-- States Combat Bush
---- Power Plant Suits
-- Pension Funds, Too
LABOR ISSUES
-- Worker Safety
-- Real Jobless Stats
-- Overtime in Danger
--"Productivity"
PUBLIC HEALTH
-- Poor Ranking
-- Privatized Socialism
-- Health Insurance
---- The Uninsured
------ Middle Class
-- Cost of Drugs
-- Medicare
---- A Cynical Bill
---- Favoring HMOs
---- $$ to Drug Co.s
---- Bait and Switch
---- AARP Sells Out
---- Bullying to Win
---- Australian Critique
---- Some Good News
-- Chill on Research
TRANSPORTATION
-- Amtrak
-- Mars vs. Amtrak
WAR OF IDEAS
-- Use of Language
WAR on TERROR
--'Enemy Combatants'
-- Ultra-Secret Trials
-- Homeland Insecurity
---- Funds Miss Needs
WAR on CIVIL RIGHTS
-- FBI Prying Grows
---- Targeting Protests
------ & Anti-Bush Talk
-- Computer Privacy
-- Patriot Act
---- Excesses
------ Cure - SAFE Act
---- Dangers
---- Author's Fear
---- Librarians' Warning
--"Patriot Act II"
---- Death for Protest?
---- Sneak Enactments
-- CAPPS II
---- GAO Criticisms
---- EFF Concerns
-- Guantanamo
---- Conditions
---- Legal Status
---- UK Judge's Blast
-- Torture Condoned
---- Canadian's Ordeal
-- Yousef Yee
WAR on SCIENCE
-- Scientists Accuse
---- Admin. Can't Deny
WAR on WOMEN
-- Abortion Truths
-- Notorious Photo
WAR on WORKING FAMILIES

' "Three years later, it's become clear that [the Patriot Act] was nothing more than an old wish list for the FBI that never would have passed on Sept. 10 - or any other time in history for that matter. To me, this is a naked power grab by the government itself." --Senator Russ Feingold

' In the wake of growing opposition from Democrats, Republicans, liberals and conservatives alike, President Bush has even directed sponsors of follow-up Patriot Act extensions not to use the act's name in their measures' titles, Feingold said. ...

' Feingold urged the audience to instead support a pending "Safe Act," which would place time limits on secret searches, stop the automatic release of library, computer and health records, and restrict "roving wiretaps" without clear evidence of a threat to U.S. security. '

Madison.com

Feingold seeks help against 'government power grab'

 By Chuck Nowlen
April 5, 2004

The complete article is currently (4/5/04) available on the Madison.com website at--  http://www.madison.com/captimes/news/stories/71639.php

Quotes--

With the presidential campaign revving up and key votes looming in Congress on the war on terrorism, Sen. Russ Feingold on Sunday urged a UW-Madison audience to join the fight against "government power grab" provisions of the USA Patriot Act. ...

Bipartisan legislation that would limit or end those provisions is pending in Congress, while the Bush administration seems intent on perpetuating them through "a lot of little USA Patriot Act IIs," Feingold also noted during a speech at the Memorial Union. ...  

"Three years later, it's become clear that this was nothing more than an old wish list for the FBI that never would have passed on Sept. 10 - or any other time in history for that matter. To me, this is a naked power grab by the government itself."

In the wake of growing opposition from Democrats, Republicans, liberals and conservatives alike, President Bush has even directed sponsors of follow-up Patriot Act extensions not to use the act's name in their measures' titles, Feingold said. ...

Feingold urged the audience to instead support a pending "Safe Act," which would place time limits on secret searches, stop the automatic release of library, computer and health records, and restrict "roving wiretaps" without clear evidence of a threat to U.S. security. ...

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