This week, as the Middle East was erupting, we learned that one of the reasons antiterrorism funding to New York City and Washington, DC was slashed earlier this year is a monumentally flawed Homeland Security database of potential terrorist targets that includes "national assets" such as Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo in Alabama, the Mule Day Parade in Tennessee, and the Amish Country Popcorn factory in Indiana. Apparently, al-Qaeda doesn't actually hate our freedom, they hate our kitsch. Fast on the heels of a report lambasting the faulty database, House Republicans passed legislation cracking down on... Internet gambling. Gotta love those GOP priorities: keeping the nation safe from online poker! With the petting zoo off today's to-do list, I suggest you ante up and go all-in on this week's Sunday Roundup.
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