Congress still has a responsibility to ensure that reform ends up being meaningful.
What's striking is the amount of different ways in which lawmakers are taking aim at the once seemingly impregnable NSA surveillance monolith.
For all the media attention to NSA surveillance, there's been startlingly little attention to the policy fixes that would actually do something about the secrecy shrouding it.
A bit of movement when it comes to the Justice Department's treatment of the media, but not much else.
Most Democratic leaders still are not prepared to back a bill that would declassify FISA court opinions creating a body of secret surveillance law.
Snowden says in an interview that he got the job at Booz Allen to get access to documents to prove surveillance. But what does that really tell us?