The uproar over the Dubai Ports deal ignores the obvious consequences of the free trade that American politicians of both parties have pushed for decades. Like it or not, we have to deal with it.
The Dubai Ports flap is bogus, but it's fun to see Democrats and
Republicans frothing in unison. Hysteria has defined the
Bush presidency; now the fearmonger-in-chief is getting a taste of his
A deep planetary insecurity has fostered a rush to build boundaries
around ourselves--psychic green zones--no matter how irrational,
separating white from black or brown, Christian from Muslim, European from Arab.
If we're going to have a society surveilled 24/7, let's begin at the top.
The lockdown strategy has made America less safe. there's a better approach.
This Administration may not know how to rule the world, but it sure can run a ritual.
This article is adapted from Sifry and Watzman's just-published Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day.
The quest for homeland security is heading, in ad hoc fashion, toward the quasi militarization of everyday life.
To all the arguments lodged against gay marriage, add this one--it's a matter of national security.