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Ryan Blethen discusses the press, media and democracy. Daily Democracy is part of the Democracy Papers, a series of articles, essays and editorial opinion examining threats to our freedoms of speech and the press.

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January 3, 2008 2:01 PM

ACLU's year in review

Posted by Ryan Blethen

The ACLU released its best of/worst of civil liberties lists today, which can be found here. Reading through the worst of list is depressing. Enough to make an old KGB agent reminisce for the good old days in East Germany.

Not surprising the worst of list is topped by the continuation of the NSA warrantless spying program. The best of list is encouraging. A reminder that there are elected officials in Washington, D.C. who still care about the Constitution and the American people.

Be interesting to see how this list compares to next year's list. How much of the bad stuff will have gotten worse? How much of the good stuff will take hold?

I want to hear from you, the reader. What is your best/worst of list when dealing with civil liberties, politics, and the media?

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