national security


The Leaks Continue…

This week’s must-read articles cover three steps you can take to protect your privacy and what the latest WikiLeaks release means for the Intelligence Community, as well as how to prepare for landslides and how to foster good situational awareness in young minds.


“Sealed for Your Protection”

I opened a new bottle of probiotics this morning, and it had one of those circular seals on the top. You know, the one that reads, “Sealed for your protection.” And that seal got me thinking… how much protection do we need? How much security is enough? How much homogenization, pasteurization, disinfection, national security, etc…. …


The NSA’s Porn Problem

In the Huffington Post last week, Glenn Greenwald, Slate contributor Ryan Gallagher, and Ryan Grim had an investigative piece reporting that the NSA had been tracking the online porn-viewing habits of several Muslim leaders whom it viewed as radicals. A top-secret document shows that the agency was considering exposing these firebrands’ Internet dalliances as a …


Ike Warned Us About This Guy

The words of H.L. Mencken rang through my head as I listened to a certain Alabama congressman talk to 40 or 50 shivering supporters the other night: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of …