The controversy over the National Security Agency's spying on Americans continues. The House of Representatives voted down a proposal to restrict how the NSA collects our telephone records. 217 to 205 is a close vote; probably not the last look at this issue.
In a Washington Post-ABC News poll 74% said NSA surveillance of phone calls and the internet restricted some Americans' privacy rights. 49% thought it restricted their own privacy rights.
But did Edward Snowden's disclosures harm natonal security? 27% said yes, somewhat, 22% said a great deal, 37% said no, and 13% had no opinion. I wonder where they've been.
Is this spying making the U.S. safer from terrorism? 42% said yes, 47% said not much difference, and 5% said less safe.
The debate goes on. Is your phone ringing?