The Republicans have felt the need to explain their own failures. They’ve created their own idea of an evil, all-powerful Democratic enemy that the Republican Party needs to emulate. In this case, that enemy is not an individual, but an organization: ACORN.
The surprise in Tom Ridge’s book isn’t that the color code terrorist advisory system is a sham. The surprise is that a former member of the Department of Homeland Security is willing to admit to the sham.
One of the main arguments for the passage of Proposition 8 to ban gay marriage in California last year was that we have to “protect children.” How horrible it would be, the line went, if America’s children asked their mommies and daddies whether men and