Sunday, July 08, 2007

A Step Back

Reminiscent of Soviet core values, Russia's State Duma redefined extremism last week with a 311-90 vote. They authorized domestic wiretapping (!), defined new crimes including 'public disturbances', and barred those labeled as 'extremists' from running for office.

Why not call this the Gary Kasparov bill?

We will stand by for the Mainstream Media's outrage over this attack on human rights. The New York Times alone is going to SLAM those heartless commies!

Links: Pravda, WSJ [$$]

Update 7.10: No outrage yet from NYT. Tomorrow for sure!