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Dave Sanders and the Politics of Fear

The Democrats of Indiana’s 4th congressional district would do better to find a new candidate who is willing to confront the right wing obsession with terrorists head on than to give Dave Sanders a 3rd chance to peddle his vision of fear. [...]

USA Badly Prepared For Threats That Aren’t That Big

There’s also no credible, specific information that any such attacks are being planned by anybody in particular. Yet, the federal government is spending more than six billion dollars this year in efforts to prevent bioterrorist attacks. [...]

When Was The Last Agricultural Bioterrorist Attack?

You’d better be careful about what souvenirs you bring home from your next hike. You could be endangering Homeland Security without even knowing about it, you agricultural bioterrorist, you. [...]

Governmentscientistofascism?

It seems likely, given the suicide, that Ivins was involved in one of the very few bioterrorist attacks ever to take place, but there will never be a trial now, and so we may never know for sure. In criminal investigations, things are often not what they seem. [...]

The Terrorist Meat Solution?

If I were a conspiracy theorist, I might conclude that Cargill Meat Solutions is up to some kind of nefarious terrorist plot to attack America with a combination of explosive steaks and biological weapons delivered by hamburger. It would be our century’s equivalent of the Nazi Final Solution, only it would be called the Meat Solution instead. [...]

Piegorsch Research Showing Risk of Terrorism For US Cities Is Hype

If Walter Piergorsch actually based his research on historical facts of what bioterrorism has been in the United States, he wouldn’t have ever said that railroads, natural environment or critical industries in a city would be a factor. Think about it: When has a bioterrorist attack in the United States targeted a railroad or used a railroad as a means of pathogen dispersal? [...]