Archive for the 'Homeland Security' Category

Criminal Justice Degree Gone to Waste: The Wrongly Imprisoned

By Greg Voakes | Related entries in Crazy, General Politics, Homeland Security

At what point does the system fail? Is it possible to pinpoint the time when a criminal justice degree becomes a total abortion, leading to the arrest and conviction of innocent people? Thousands of people are wrongly convicted each year, mostly because America is a country full of poor people who can’t afford $400/hr+ lawyers […]

September 13th, 2011 | Permalink| No Comments »

Airport Insecurity

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Homeland Security, Political Graffiti, Terrorism


November 19th, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Tom Ridge Admits Bush Administration Politicized Terror Alert

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Ethics, History, Homeland Security, Republicans

Our first head of the Department of Homeland Security has written a tell all and it’s more of the same we’ve heard from insiders about the former administration. They politicized nearly everything and made the wrong decision and nearly every turn. From US News: Among the headlines promoted by publisher Thomas Dunne Books: Ridge was […]

August 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

NORAD Tracking Santa

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Homeland Security

It’s true. And they’ve been doing it since the 1950s. You can even follow Santa’s path yourself by going here. But remember, don’t try to catch Santa. If he sees you, he won’t bring you anything. Tweet

December 24th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment » Presidential Election Podcast (09/24/08)

By | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Barack, Bush, Canada, Congress, Debates, Democrats, Economy, Foreign Policy, Georgia, Homeland Security, McCain

This podcast discusses the proposed legislation to bailout Wall Street, McCain suspending his campaign to return to Washington and his call to postpone this Friday’s debate, a debate preview and a discussion of foreign policy issues (both obvious and not so obvious), and more… [Listen Online] or [Download] [Subscribe to’s Presidential Election Podcast] Feel […]

September 25th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

U.S. Recording Border Crossings of Citizens

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Homeland Security, Privacy

Apparently, the Department of Homeland Security is now recording the border crossings of U.S. citizens. If you drive or walk back into the country from Canada or Mexico, the federal government will store that information for up to 15 years and has a right to share the data with any domestic law enforcement agency. This […]

August 20th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

U.S. Finally Starts “Manhattan Project” on Cyber Security

By Dyre42 | Related entries in Homeland Security, News

And it only took the resignation of four Cyber-Security Czars for them to get around to taking the threat seriously… From Wired: U.S. Has Launched a Cyber Security ‘Manhattan Project,’ Homeland Security Chief Claims SAN FRANCISCO — The federal government has launched a cyber security “Manhattan Project,” U.S. homeland security secretary Michael Chertoff said Tuesday, […]

April 9th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The USA Wants To Monitor All Internet Traffic?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Homeland Security, Technology

That’s right. Capture all of it so they can protect us. Jeezus… From WSJ: Spychief Mike McConnell is drafting a plan to protect America’s cyberspace that will raise privacy issues and make the current debate over surveillance law look like “a walk in the park,” McConnell tells The New Yorker in the issue set to […]

January 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Giuliani’s Kerik Non-Problem

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Giuliani, Homeland Security, Law

Rudy recommended “America’s Cop” for the top job when the Department of Homeland Security first opened shop. Bush nominated him, but Bernie’s past soon caught up with him and he withdrew. Now we know why. He was just indicted. From NY Times: The grand jury voted to indict Mr. Kerik on conspiracy to commit wire […]

November 9th, 2007 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Homeland Security: Not Ready, Too Big

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Homeland Security, The War On Terrorism

The non-partisan Government Accountability Office just released its report about our Department of Homeland Security and the findings aren’t encouraging. From Wash Post: The GAO states that after the largest government merger in more than half a century, the DHS met fewer than half of its performance objectives, or 78 of 171 directives identified by […]

September 6th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »