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More on NSA spying

Dear Lost,

Well, I've been writing about the NSA spying revelations for three days now, and after today I'm done. I'm ready to hear more about divorces and betrayals and drug abuse and addiction and polyamory and dog cruelty and alcoholism -- things I know something about!

But I'm not done yet. So today, my friend, I am going to address you directly, in some anger and with some pointedness, because I think that may help you.

You write, "Growing up, perhaps naively, I have carried this ideal of America, freedom, liberty and the right to privacy as absolutes. ... The recent revelations about widespread government warrantless spying including recording phone conversations, email, and Internet traffic — programs that have been blessed by secret courts created by secret laws — have shaken my belief in what it means to live in a free society, about the basic ideals of America."

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