The U.S. House decided, it’s important to send an anti-terrorist message in times like these, when everyone is up for re-election and competing to distract the American people from substantial plans for dealing with significant problems that the nation faces.
Fifteen years ago, skyscrapers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and a plane in Pennsylvania were subjected to attack by terrorists. This single event, which led to the deaths of 2,996 people, has been burned into American culture as proof that the
Under the old color-coded U.S. Government “Terrorism Alert” system, there was always an “elevated” risk of terrorist attack, a constancy that eroded away at the meaning of the word “elevated.” People just stopped taking the “Terrorism Alert” colors seriously. That’s why, starting on April 7