Tomorrow the debate continues over the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act, which includes minor tweaks to the Patriot Act but does not go nearly far enough to protect the Fourth Amendment rights of Americans.
We are here to call for a strong international agreement to secure both our national and global security. We came to Copenhagen to help America once again establish itself as a country that "leads by example."
Republicans, by encouraging hysteria over the terrorist threat, are making the threat of terrorism that much more salient. In the coming weeks, it will be worth remembering Al-Qaeda's formula: small acts for big effect.
We Americans harbor a quaint belief that a new president takes charge of a government that eagerly awaits his next command. But that's not how things work at the top, especially where "national security" is concerned.