Fighting the privacy wars, state by state: Treating Congress as damage and routing around it.
An excellent and informative rant by Cory Doctorow. Includes such choice turns of phrase as:
Basically, Congress only passes laws that can be sandwiched into 1,000-page must-pass bills and most of the good stuff that gets through only does so because some bought-and-paid-for Congressjerks are too busy complaining about “woke librarians” to read the bills before they come up for a vote.
As Congress descends further into self-parody, the temptation to treat the federal government as damage and route around it only mounts.
… there are so many would-be supervillains who just can’t stop themselves from monologing, and worse, putting it in writing.