The Free Speech Protection Act of 2008, as mentioned in an earlier entry, has been introduced in both the House and Senate. Its purpose: to protect U.S. authors from being sued for libel in places like the UK, whose laws strongly favor the plaintiff. There have already been a number of such lawsuits, and they are having a chilling effect, in particular on people seeking to write about Islamist terrorism. The most recent case involved Rachel Ehrenfeld's book, Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed - and How to Stop It.
Momentum is gathering to support this bill, but not fast enough. If you have a moment and would like to help, contact the Senate and House Judiciary Committees and urge them to approve this bill as soon as possible.