The NDAA has passed and the media won't cover it at all. We're officially living in tyranny. It's a sad day for America. Fortunately, Americans aren't letting it bother them. My family is going on like it's business as usual. My friends the same. I've really had it.
Glenn Greenwald has an amazing article up: http://www.salon.com/2011/12/31/progressives_and_the_ron_paul_fallacies/
Glenn very succinctly says everything I wished I could think of when talking to my dad (an Obama supporter).