As I anticipated, Stephanie Herseth was one of only 43 House Democrats voting to reauthorize the USA Patriot Act. Once again, she follows the Bush line, this time voting to make permanent a disgraceful assault on civil liberties.
No, the GOP doesn’t need a candidate in the House race next year. It and Bush have about what they need in the office already.
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts.