It’s rare to see on old-fashioned talking filibuster on the floor of the U.S. Senate, but last week Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., had an important point to make.
Like many concerned about civil liberties, Sen. Paul had grave worries about the Obama administration’s cavalier attitude on drone strikes and citizens’ constitutional rights, and he brought them to the center of the national debate. Sen. Paul’s 13-hour filibuster was a step toward creating what should be a broader national discussion about the administration’s secretive and constitutionally dubious policy for drone attacks on citizens.
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