Close the Washington Monument

Schneier on Security: Close the Washington Monument: “Terrorism isn’t a crime against people or property. It’s a crime against our minds, using the death of innocents and destruction of property to make us fearful. Terrorists use the media to magnify their actions and further spread fear. And when we react out of fear, when we …

Terrorists Defined as ‘All Who Oppose Us’

Terrorists Defined as ‘All Who Oppose Us’: “But in no real sense of the word is Assange a terrorist, except in the sense that ‘terrorists’ are people who we have come to see as belonging outside of our justice system, miscreants somewhere in the range of child molesters. Dubbing Assange a terrorist is, as Dave …

Growing Up Secure

Asking for Trouble: [Fallows post] ‘When we can’t talk about what we’re really doing, and when we penalize politicians for speaking the truth, we’re asking for trouble. Of the sort many people will encounter at the airport tomorrow — and in months ahead. ‘ The question I’m always left with after reading this is this: …

Two on the Street Right Now

“Let me put this in perspective,” Biden said on Face the Nation. “There have been three people tried and convicted by the last administration in military courts. Two are walking the street right now. There have been over 300 tried in federal courts by the last administration and by us. They’re all in jail now. …