While there may be no true lessons of history, there is consolation in history. Today's pervading sense that "the world is on fire" is somewhat tempered when looking back on times when the world really was on fire.
What does this say about Donald Trump? Not much, aside from what we already knew: Donald Trump is a very intelligent man. He knows how to push Americans' buttons. He knows how to tap into our worst fears and deepest prejudices.
I am not concerned about who is or isn't on the no fly list; lists can and are often wrong. But I do want to keep guns out of the hands of people who will abuse them. I'm not sure if a list created from unknown methods that has proven to be wrong on many occasions is a good way to achieve that.
The choice to fight terrorism is simple: we can alienate the seven million proud Muslim Americans, or we can ardently protect and defend the civil rights and civil liberties of our compatriots, honor their right to practice their religion, and recognize that they can be law enforcement's key partners in preventing terrorism.
The despicable terrorist attacks in Paris and subsequent threats against the U.S. homeland are generating serious security concerns that require an eq...
If a bomb can explode in a stadium in France with the French president sitting in it, there is a problem. The Paris attacks are a wake-up call.
In The Promise, Elvis Cole has been hired to find Amy Breslyn, and in the second paragraph, with no preamble whatsoever Robert Crais drops us right into the middle of the action where something clearly unsavory is taking place.
Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has confessed, given what we know now, he would not have authorized the invasion of Iraq, as his brother did. A politician with integrity should have followed that comment with an apology to the Iraqi people.
As we bounce from one breaking news story to the next, there is very little talk in the way of what consumers can do to better protect themselves from what we should call "the new data insecurity."
Now connect the dots, from the 2009 Extremism reports to the NDAA and the UN's Strong Cities Network with its globalized police forces, the National Security Agency's far-reaching surveillance networks, and fusion centers that collect and share surveillance data between local, state and federal police agencies.
Contrary to the scare headlines, the TSA's SPOT method is working and there's data* to support that conclusion. Whence the headlines? The tests of TSA's effectiveness were themselves ineffective. Dr. Ekman elaborated.
The counterterrorism experts I've listened to are adept at stopping the violent, but I don't know how effective they are at preventing violence. In other words, we shine at trashing the fruit of violence once located but not in chopping down the cultural and ideological tree that produced it.
More than seven million Syrians without a home, and of these many of are the most fragile including torture survivors, the ill, and single mothers. Most devastating of all, over half are children, officials say. And thousands have died at sea. Now consider our numbers: 10,000.
Fourteen years after the attacks that ushered in this new American age of angst, we are torn between the loftiness of our aspirations, and the reality of our constraints. Sadder but (hopefully) wiser, we struggle to navigate the turbulent waters of an uncertain future, while wistfully recalling a serene past that is no more.
What began with the passage of the USA Patriot Act in October 2001 has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption and abuse. Since then, we have been terrorized, traumatized, and acclimated to life in the American Surveillance State.
The Black Lives Matter movement needs to continue nonviolent civil disobedience to evoke the change it seeks to fight for. Tying BLM to a potentially violent movement, however politically convenient this may be over the short-term, would delegitimize BLM.