Monthly Archives: April 2013

“An Almost Mystical Reverence”

Former Republican Budget Committee staffer Mike Lofgren, commenting on what I call “The Cult Of The National Security State” in HuffPo today: Based on my almost three decades on Capitol Hill, most of them involved in defense budgeting, I can … Continue reading

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On Red Lines And Red Herrings

From today’s

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The Tsarnaevs And The FBI’s Missed Opportunity

From the Post: The FBI confirmed that agents in Boston had interviewed the elder Tsarnaev in 2011, on behalf of an unspecified foreign government that suspected he had ties to a terrorist organization. But the FBI found nothing warranting further … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Roar

I’ve not posted in a few weeks because work has been insane and a lot of the news of late–including bombs in Boston and ricin in the Capitol–have brought back too many memories from the fall of 2001. So I’ve … Continue reading

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