Steve Chapman on the Bipartisan Commission Ruse



This week, the little-known Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board issued an analysis concluding that the National Security Agency's domestic phone records surveillance program is illegal and ineffectual. Know what else is ineffectual? Recommendations from groups like these. Steve Chapman says bipartisan panels are the equivalent of those participation trophies handed out to every kid who plays in a sports league. They look nice on the shelf, but you can't take them seriously.