The Patriot Act: What works, and what doesn't

As Congress considers re-authorizing certain provisions of the law, the Cato Institute's Julian Sanchez and the Heritage Foundation's Jena Baker McNeill debate the anti-terrorism bill passed weeks after the 9/11 attacks.

The Patriot Act: Looking back to 2001

2:40 PM PDT, October 23, 2009

Dust-Up

The Patriot Act: Looking back to 2001

Today's topic: In hindsight, did Congress and the president react too hastily in 2001 by passing the Patriot Act just weeks after the 9/11 attacks? Did the revisions in 2005 adequately address concerns that the act went too far or didn't go far enough? Jena Baker McNeill and Julian Sanchez finish their debate on the Patriot Act, key provisions of which Congress is considering reauthorizing.

Have any Patriot Act horror stories come true?

October 23, 2009

Dust-Up

Have any Patriot Act horror stories come true?

Today's topic: Where are the demonstrated examples of abuses of liberties because of the Patriot Act? Are there any provisions of the law that civil libertarians would find acceptable? Julian Sanchez and Jena Baker McNeill continue their debate on the Patriot Act, portions of which Congress is considering reauthorizing

The Patriot Act: Does it actually work?

3:06 PM PDT, October 21, 2009

Dust-Up

The Patriot Act: Does it actually work?

Today's topic: Where can you point to the Patriot Act's success in stopping terrorists? Wednesday through Friday, Jena Baker McNeill and Julian Sanchez discuss the Patriot Act, portions of which Congress is considering reauthorizing.

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