TSA and faux terror theatre

Disclaimer: My family has a long history living in, speaking out against, and escaping trouble from totalitarian governments. So, please understand that I have a terrible allergy towards anything that smacks of police-state bullshit. They’re Such Asses – shoes set me off I’ve always called TSA “Faux Terror Theatre”. Looking back at my posts, those […]

We interrupt our usual program …… Down With Everything

Thomas Friedman recently wrote about a discussion he had with Frank Fukyama on the two-volume opus Fukyama is working on “The Origins of Political Order.” Of course, I hardly ever get political here, but this article resonated with me. “Indeed, America today increasingly looks like the society that the political scientist Mancur Olson wrote about […]

The Last Moderate – NYTimes.com

“Cooper is the House’s conscience, a lonely voice for civility in this ugly era. He remembers when compromise was not a dirty word and politicians put country ahead of party. And he’s not afraid to talk about it. “We’ve gone from Brigadoon to Lord of the Flies”” Such a great story I had to post. […]