The ACLU once represented the best elements of the American Left. No more. The only value I see in the American Left at present is as a constraint on the American Right. The opposite is also true. The best we can hope for is that the two sides fight to a standstill and cancel each other out or at least severely constrain each other in the process.
Kim Iversen explains why the ACLU’s dramatic messaging shift serves a blow to the protection of civil liberties.