Unpack this, the latest in Senator Dianne Feinstein’s increasingly bizarre line of justifications for unconstitutional surveillance measures. If they weren’t in place… … two bombs would have left Dubai, headed for the United States, theoretically to Chicago — I don’t know whether this is actually
In a statement on January 26 2011, House Judiciary Chair Lamar Smith declared that the extension of Patriot Act surveillance powers is necessary to stop terrorists: The intelligence and law enforcement communities that are responsible for preventing terrorist attacks need to know that the tools
Daniel Byman and Christine Fair have written a short but compelling essay at The Atlantic in which they assert (with good evidence) that the Taliban and al Qaeda terrorist organizations are not characterized by stunning skill and crystal-focused religious zeal, but rather by incompetence and
Every time I get a paper cut on my hands, I’m at risk of dying from an infection that progresses to gangrene. I don’t respond, however, by taking a constant regimen of antibiotics, just in case I get a paper cut. My body’s semipermeable borders put me at risk, but I’m okay with that.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, will Americans contemplate King’s ideas about understanding those who contend against us, or will we continue to believe that our nation’s basic weakness is a failure to conduct full body scans of all travelers?
Why should we believe Barack Obama anymore? Obama always promises to reform the authoritarian programs he embraces. Time after time, those promises are exposed as lies.
Number of references in the Congressional Record to “terrorist attack”, by Congress: 111th Congress of 2009-2010: 47 (251*) 110th Congress of 2007-2008: 433 109th Congress of 2005-2006: 607 108th Congress of 2003-2004: 639 107th Congress of 2001-2002: 771 106th Congress of 1999-2000: 117 105th Congress
Why is there all the hype about weapons of mass destruction, and no Commission on the Prevention of Conventional Weapons Proliferation and Terrorism? The answer is depressingly simple.
In an interview aired tonight between journalist Brian Williams and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Palin repeatedly refused to define as “terrorists” the people who bombed abortion clinic, firebombed clinics, shot doctors and killed nurses. When you read this transcript of Palin’s remarks, pay
In a rational world, Juval Aviv wouldn’t be trusted any more than a hot dog salesman who spits in his mustard. You may remember that in the summer of 2007, the self-declared “intelligence expert” made the following prediction: I predict, based primarily on information that
Deine Papieren, Bitte! Did you forget your identification card when traveling by air earlier this year? Congratulations! You were added to the Transportation Security Administration’s terrorist watch list, and your name was shared as that of a potential terrorist with state and local law enforcement