Gene Healy Calls Out Obama as a Champion of the Surveillance State


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On Friday, more than seven months after he professed to "welcome this debate" over National Security Agency spying, kicked off by whistleblower Edward Snowden, President Obama finally got around to debating. His speech at the Justice Department, writes Gene Healy, was a tour-de-force of petulance, dissembling, and phony piety about civil liberties.