Now that the Republicans have the run of the government, civil rights advocates, environmentalists, and well, basically everyone who doesn’t represent corporate interests with saddlebags full of money or the religious right will have to pay closer attention to what’s going on. For example, it looks like Orrin Hatch has slipped in a nasty amendment to the homeland security bill that would allow any government agency to ask ISPs to see customer email in case of an “emergency” without a court order. Yuck.