The Corner

The one and only.

“Intel” Bill?


Naming something gives you power. The Democrats and the media picked the Senate’s name for the bill, “National Intelligence Reform Act of 2004,” as opposed to the original name of House bill, “9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act.” Once that happened, the immigration-control provisions, though lifted directly from the 9/11 Commission’s reports, could be labeled “extraneous,” and it became an uphill battle to keep them from being stripped out.


Sign up for free NRO e-mails today:

Subscribe to National Review