When the USA Freedom Act was signed into law, the ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer declared it “a milestone [and] the most important surveillance reform bill since 1978.” But only a few days earlier he pooh-poohed it as only “a very, very small step” forward and “between USA Freedom … and sunset [of the metadata bulk collection program], our preference is sunset.” The civil libertarian two-stepping exposes the truth: Snowden lost.