Derek notes that Congress has adjourned for the year without passing an NSA spying bill. This is good news. It occurs to me that libertarians have reason to cheer this session of Congress, not because anything particularly good happened, but because many bad ideas were floated, and to my knowledge none of them got to the president’s desk:
There are probably others I’m not thinking of. The bottom line, though, is that these were all overwhelmingly bad legislation, and so it’s good to see that none of them passed this Congress. The bad news, unfortunately, is that most of them will probably be back for another round in 2007. Personally, I’m hoping that the Democrats take the House by a razor-thin margin to maximize the opportunity for gridlock and paralysis in the 110th Congress.
Update: According to Eric, the gambling bill did get passed. And as Jim points out, there were some bad bills that passed on non-technology fronts. Also, Derek says that Congress will be back in session after the election. So I guess it would be premature to pop any champagne bottles.