“Maybe every so often we can be on the side of the American people,” Rep. Jose Serrano said, “and not corporations.”
Those are fighting words — but unfortunately the House majority doesn’t seem to be heeding them.
On Tuesday the Senate passed the USA Freedom Act, a surveillance reform bill that reins in some of the powers the NSA has been using to spy on innocent Americans. President Obama signed the bill later that same day.
“I thought I was watching Comedy Central,” said Ralph Wilson, a longtime Charter customer in suburban Los Angeles. He was actually watching a Bloomberg News interview with the CEO of Charter Communications regarding Tuesday’s formal merger announcement.