There’s an important article today at the Electronic Frontier Foundation that examines the five main arguments made in defense of the NSA mass surveillance by the President and others, with a detailed debunking of each one. What the article makes obvious is that there really is no good argument to justify this type of untargeted mass spying. It exists and it is continuing to be used, but no one has a credible legal justification for the gathering of private communications where no suspicion of wrongdoing exists. Not Obama, not Feinstein, not Clapper. It is illegal and unconstitutional. Period.