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Senator Jeff Sessions: Keep Patriot Act As Is

In a powerfully argued op-ed in yesterday’s National Review Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, one of Capitol Hill’s leading limited government constitutional conservatives and the de facto leader of the growing “populist conservative” movement, spoke in support of keeping the Patriot Act, and especially its controversial Section 215 data collection program unchanged saying, "it should not be more difficult to investigate a terrorist plot than check fraud." Senator Sessions’ conclusion – that it ought not be more difficult to investigate terrorism than it is to investigate a common felony case was echoed by the Editors of National Review, who posted a complimentary editorial supporting the renewal of the Patriot Act.

Senator Jeff Sessions – Leader of the Rising “Populist Conservatives”

The Wall Street Journal attacked conservatives opposing the Trade Promotion Authority or "fast track" bill as “No-Growth Republicans,” but the clear winner in the battle so far has been Senator Jeff Sessions, who has deftly managed to build a coalition of conservatives and Democrats around the sensible idea that if the government is going to manage trade it should be managed in a way that benefits American workers, which it clearly hasn’t been for the past two decades in Sessions’ analysis.