When was the last time Congress provided a twinkle of hope? The chance that legislators could act in accordance with national interests and individual Bill of Right protection is rare. Even when pleasantly surprised you know in your heart the joy is temporary. Yet, relish in the fleeting exhilaration that some lingering remnants of rational judgment and conscience might assert itself. Sensible immigration legislation and opposition to the renewal of the Patriotic Act all in the same week! Wow, that’s a Christmas present worth opening . . .