In the wake of yet another bizarre and uniquely American mass shooting, we once again we find ourselves bombarded by copypasta Facebook rants and half-literate pleas by experts on television.
The evidence suggested that curtailing travel would actually make the problem worse -- by making it even more difficult to get health care providers into the region, not to mention much needed supplies, to end the epidemic more quickly.
This spring, communities across the nation have been celebrating Safe Kids Day. As the season began, a tweet arrived. "Every minute of every day, th...
The roots of this deportation regime must be eradicated and replaced. But this will not occur by asking the federal government to be more "humanitarian" in carrying out its regime of immigrant and territorial exclusion.
It is only Tuesday but it is shaping up to be another great week in L.A. The transformational L.A. happening, CicLAvia Southeast Cities is on the book...
A reported 120 alleged gang members had been were arrested, surpassing the 2014 raid in West Harlem's Grant and Manhattanville Houses for the biggest in the city's history. One man even fell to his death from a building as he ran away from cops. Since the shooting death of police officer Randolph Holder last October, the frequency of the raids has notably increased.
On April 6-7, there was a major symposium on CVE, Countering Violent Extremism, that brought, experts, government officials, national leadership and p...
The threats we face as a nation are real, but they shouldn't be paralyzing. For too long, those like me in the security world have done much to get you worried -- ISIS, Zika, random gun violence, hurricanes, oh my . . . but not much to get you ready.
The truth is, at various times during my career, my husband David and I have needed a lot of help. A lot. Every system -- an intricate system of homeland security or intimate system of home sanity -- requires back-up plans, redundancies and a whole lot of pivoting.
In our times the spirit of conflict has overpowered the spirit of cooperation. And it is clear that it was on one side of the battle lines that this view of politics as a kind of war gained ascendancy.
I was able to get two tickets to the game, which left me choosing between my 15-year-old son, my dad, my brother and several close friends. After thinking about it, I decided to go with the person who needed it most.
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...