Treating the Christmas bomber like a common criminal was a national security blunder.
The attempted Christmas Day destruction over Detroit of Northwest Flight 253 by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is fading from public memory as a fortunate near-miss. This incident should not fade from view. As more information emerges, the picture it paints about the antiterror mindset of the current U.S. government is—there is no other word—scary. Last week […]
IMAGINE you are a physician and a patient arrives in your office with a troubling and mysterious disease. Some of the symptoms are familiar, but others are not. You have never treated anyone with quite this set of problems. via Economic View – Tax Cuts Might Accomplish What Spending Hasn’t – NYTimes.com.
A few weeks ago, I found myself walking through a Swiss village — okay, it was really a Geneva suburb — called Nyon. Still, it looked like a village: There was a castle on the hill, and I could see some Roman ruins. There were a few shops and a nice view of the lake. […]