Don't call this America a "police state," not given what that came to mean in the previous century, nor a "totalitarian" state, given what that meant back then. The truth is that we have no appropriate name, label, or descriptive term for ourselves.
Militarized borders are becoming ever more common throughout the world, especially in areas of U.S. influence.
Several eyewitnesses gave us the same account of Tsarnaev's escape. Tsarnaev, driving a stolen Mercedes SUV, ran over his brother and then rammed the vehicle into two police cars that were blocking the road.
While expedited removal remains yet another dysfunctional component of our broken immigration system, it is one of the few that can be fixed without waiting for legislation.
At 10:31 p.m. on April 18, MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was fighting for his life after being shot multiple times while sitting in his cruiser. Fellow officers rushed to his side trying to stem the bleeding.
Many companies, such as Clorox, have voluntarily switched to safer chemicals, demonstrating that it can be done. But hard-line chemical companies, led by the Koch brothers, have lobbied relentlessly in Washington to prevent reforms.
The nomination of Jeh Johnson could be a telling choice for the direction of DHS.Johnson's background renders him more of a natural fit for the security and counter-terrorism functions of DHS, but there are other vital jobs of the agency.
As a 100,000-mile-a-year flyer, allow me to include a few individuals who, while not dangerous, still are menaces to the quality of air travel. If witnessed, they should be removed from security lines immediately, primarily so they don't suffer bodily harm at the hands of fellow passengers.
In the twenty-first century, it was not death itself -- no stranger to this country -- but the fear of prospective death by terror that settled comfortably into Washington.
Who do we trust? Who can we trust? In a world where the NSA and Homeland Security probably know what I'm wearing as I'm typing this article, we are awash in information, but bereft of knowledge and integrity; flooded with stories, but left to die in a drought of truth.
News headlines to the contrary, there is actually more taking place right now than just the Obama administration's conveniently distracting push for military action against Syria.
Rout 7 is U.S. highway, but it doesn't read like it was ever a road for moving goods or getting where you need to go.
There was a collective holding of breath on Thursday when the NASDAQ suddenly shut down trading. Terse reports and statements that "technical problems...
The White House has made cybersecurity one of its top priorities, topping off its efforts with an Executive Order that set out to do many things, including establishing a "Cybersecurity Framework" that would set forth basic measures companies could take to protect themselves from a range of cyber-attacks.
TSA airport security is excessive for the rarity of the threat and in the face of the better intrinsic security already provided from enhanced vigilance by passengers and crew.
The overarching challenge for the next Secretary will be responding to the looming security threats and managing the homeland security enterprise responses, which must include Federal, state and local actors.