Perhaps the president will grind his base down to the smallest nubbin of a demographic. Polls show his numbers are dropping.
If passed, this legislation will allow the federal government to spy on individuals' electronic communications without a warrant.
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Kiese Laymon is the author of the forthcoming novel, Long Division, and a book of essays titled How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He is an associate professor of English at Vassar College and a contributing editor for Gawker. He blogs at Cold Drank.