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Underpants Bomber

Government Whistleblower Protection: the Long Ignored Way to Better Connect the Dots

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The current Whistleblower Protection Act is a fraud that, ironically, is the primary reason would-be whistleblowers remain silent observers. Politicians need to stop stalling the restoration of a credible WPA. Delays could be deadly for Americans.

The Best Lack All Conviction

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

President Obama seems to be having a rocky time steering the Ship of State lately. He tacks right, he tacks left; he sails in an ever widening circle. We've been given many explanations for this reality.

Vaccine For Violence

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

I dream that learning the basics of physical self-defense will be a part of everyone's personal as well as public policy health care agenda.

Europe Still Unclear On Airport Scanners

GlobalPost | Teri Schultz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When the Obama administration ordered airport security ramped up after the December bombing attempt aboard an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight, it allocate...

Republican Fear has Given the Terrorists an Easy Victory

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The fear-mongering and overreaction to the Underpants Bomber has signaled that we're all too willing to succumb to a national panic attack, and to sacrifice our liberties for the illusion of security.

Republican Hypocrisy on Terrorism Reaches New Levels of Awful

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Preside over the biggest terrorist attack in American history and it's an epic win for President Bush. Preside over a failed attack and it's an epic fail for President Obama.

A Tale of Two Responses

Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Benen

Let's compare the previous administration's response to a nearly identical terrorist plot -- Richard Reid's failed shoe-bomb attack -- with the recent attempt.

The Twisted and Dangerous Republican Record on Terrorism

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We all understand that Americans have a short attention span, and an even shorter memory, but the Republicans are really counting on it as they exploit the post-underpants bomber freakout.