I know I’m a day late and dollar short with this, as I am with everything I write here, but it’s Wednesday and this caught my eye.
Linking to the NY Times is always problematic because of their new NY Times Select subscription package, but this makes linking to non-subbed articles a lot simpler. In fact this tool is so darned useful that i stuck the link in the Reference Resources TypeList, so take a look at it.
And so, instead of pulling a whole story down from the Times (violating copyright in spirit if not in letter) or hoping that the link I post today is still good two weeks from now as the story gets archived behind a firewall, I can just post this link to this story about how a slightly revised Patriot Act just got passed in the Senate by a 95-4 vote. The good news is that there are new curbs on who can be spooked and under what conditions–not to mention limits on spooking library patrons–but the bad news is that the new limits aren’t all that great.
Oh, and "spooking" is "to spy on," for the three readers who didn’t already know. Enjoy!