Under the old color-coded “Terrorism Alert” system, there was always an “elevated” risk of terrorist attack, kind of like Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average. But starting on April 7 2011 a new system was put in place in which the United States Government would put away its general colors and instead […]
Those pretty, teeny, tiny, swirly packets of commercial detergent on the shelves in America’s grocery stores are the hottest new consumer product — and a source of peril for America’s vulnerable children.
Nearly 10 people across the country have called the hotline of the National Fashion Association after small children placed the packets on […]
Russ Van Arsdale of Northeast Contact is published this morning in the Bangor Daily News and the Dallas News, sharing a tip on how to make Halloween safer:
Of course, there’s always a chance that something else has made its way into the treat bag. Parents should check the goodies carefully before allowing young ones […]
James Delingpole sarcastically takes the New York Times to task for telling the world about Bush’s secret, illegal and unconstitutional warrantless wiretapping program that spied on innocent people. His 296th Way to Drive a Liberal Crazy is:
296. Praise the Grey Lady for its principled decision in 2005 to expose President Bush’s Terrorist Surveillance wiretap […]
Consider the advice of poet Ranier Maria Rilke about how to confront danger, and ask yourself: What are your dragons, and what are the princesses they might become? […]
The FBI Crime Clock brings a feeling of urgency to crime statistics by declaring that in 2009, there was “One murder every 34.5 minutes” in the United States. By not figuring in the size of the population in 2009 — some 307 million people — the FBI makes the nation seem to be a more […]
While we were watching the train wreck of Patriot Act passage last week, the House of Representatives quietly passed a bill that grants the President of the United States the right to engage in perpetual war. Together, these bills concentrate power in the hands of the man who is already the single-most powerful person on […]
This should be talked about more than it will be.
Maryland Green Party nominee for the U.S. Senate Natasha Pettigrew was killed today. She wasn’t walking her talk: she was riding it, riding her bicycle as a means of transportation. She was hit and killed by a massive sport utility vehicle driven by someone who […]
If September 2008 is the 5th annual National Preparedness Month, doesn’t that mean that the four previous National Preparedness months didn’t actually get America prepared? Perhaps it ought to be renamed National Not Quite Ready Yet Month. […]
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. […]