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I feel like the inspector in ‘Casablanca,’ who is shocked to find out that there’s gambling in this establishment. National security is always a political football in presidential elections, and when the facts are against you, and when it’s playing against your party, you complain that the other side is politicizing national security. Jeremy Mayer, professor of public policy at George Mason University — Obama Doubles Down on Touting Osama Bin Laden Death
Monday, April 2, 2012
Pore over your accounts statements like an archaeologist on an ancient dig. The first sign of trouble is often a charge that doesn’t look familiar. Hackers sometime make “test” purchases before bigger ones to see if they can get away with it. Alpha Consumer: How to Protect Yourself Post-Security Breach
Thursday, January 26, 2012
There is an undercurrent in American politics that goes way back—this xenophobic fear of the other. In Roosevelt’s day, that fear of the other was communism or Jews. There was this whole cottage industry that was trying to prove Roosevelt was Jewish and that he was part of an international Jewish conspiracy to take over America. Right now we’re anti-immigrant or anti-Muslim; back then it was anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish. Whenever that comes to the surface, it seems to usher in these kinds of movements. Whenever there is a fear that somebody is leading us astray and away from capitalism and more into socialism, there is the eruption, it seems, of this kind of reactionary response. Sally Denton, author of The Plots Against the President: FDR, a Nation in Crisis, and the Rise of the American RightFranklin Delano Roosevelt and Those Who Hated Him, by Tierney Sneed
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The flying public has won a small victory in the fight over airport pat downs and more intrusive searches with the Transportation Security Agency: For now, the agency isn’t planning to take the next step toward body cavity searches. Washington Whispers - TSA Promise: No Cavity Searches
Friday, November 19, 2010
Via TSA Blog: Millimeter Wave radio imaging (top) versus Backscatter x-Ray Imaging (bottom).

Radiation Experts Concerned With TSA Airport Security Scanners: A commentary on the safety of new full-body scanners and why experts disagree with the government, by Deborah Kotz.

Via TSA Blog: Millimeter Wave radio imaging (top) versus Backscatter x-Ray Imaging (bottom).

Radiation Experts Concerned With TSA Airport Security Scanners: A commentary on the safety of new full-body scanners and why experts disagree with the government, by Deborah Kotz.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
12 Things White House Visitors Can’t Bring In (Washington Whispers Slideshow)

12 Things White House Visitors Can’t Bring In (Washington Whispers Slideshow)