I think that one marginally interesting story that will come out in the future is the context surrounding the editorial decision at the New York Times to hammer the civil rights issue unrepentingly in months since the attacks. Every day it seems like they have multiple news stories and op-ed pieces about all aspects of civil liberties. There have been plenty of columns that they’ve printed that I haven’t agreed with, but I really appreciate their vigilance on this issue. There’s no question that the fundamental balance of liberty versus security has rightfully changed since September 11, but the work of publications like the New York Times (and perhaps weblogs like this one, too) helps to insure that the balance doesn’t skew too far in the wrong direction.