Going through airport security is such a pain these days. They’re still taking tubes of toothpaste, bottles of water, and anything else over three ounces away from passengers, and they’re still letting guns and bomb-making components pass right through.
Something strange happened over the weekend. A story I wrote over eight months ago about Google’s quiet cooperation with the U.S. intelligence community suddenly got picked upall over the Internet. While I’d like to comment individually at all of the sites which have picked up the story, that would unfortunately be far too time-consuming. Even
Most of Education Secretary Margaret Spellings’ speeches and editorials run along the same theme. The speech she delivered at the DePauw Discourse 2006 is no different. I find it interesting that she brings up India and China, the two countries President Bush feels we must compete with. Her speech focuses more on the economy and
“This is your final boarding call for Al Kyder and Terry Wrist.” If you really are an Al-Qaeda terrorist, a satirical television series, or Robert Johnson, getting past the no-fly list and the security checkpoint could be as simple as, well, making up a name and printing your own boarding pass. Christopher Soghoian, a graduate
Homeland Stupidity was unavailable for several hours Thursday night due to an unexpected failure of our DNS provider. I switched the domain to a backup DNS provider and most service has been restored as of early Friday morning. However, IPv6 service will be unavailable until further notice, as the backup DNS service does not support
I’m not generally much into posting things I receive in my e-mail, but this one struck me as all too appropriate. These things need to be said. They need to be heard. They need to be understood. Before the people find themselves in a brightly lit, cold prison cell. I received the following message in
Eminent domain protester Lauren Canario, who was arrested last month for criminal trespass in New London, Conn., after refusing to leave a property seized by the city for private development, appeared in court Monday and was ordered held indefinitely for trial at an unscheduled future date which a court official said could be as much
After an inspector general’s report earlier this month revealed Interior Department employees were wasting time at work on auction, gaming, pornography and online gambling sites, the department hastily implemented blocking — of blogs. “People shouldn’t be having access to blogs — at least on government computers on government time,” spokesman Frank Quimby told Federal Times.
This week the U.S. State Department proposed the introduction of wallet-sized passport cards for Americans who travel frequently to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, which would cost less than a regular passport and allow frequent travelers to cross the border more quickly at land and sea crossings. But privacy groups are worried about the use
“As Americans we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful, and relentless,” humorist Dave Barry once wrote. “I refer, of course, to the federal government.” This, apparently, is “patently offensive” to State-worshipping academics at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Philosophy graduate student Stuart Ditsler posted this