Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Security State Run Amok: Welcome To The Ninny State

This is something I’ve noticed as well during the past year (boldface mine): As a tour guide, I’m a bit jaded by this quest for security. Every year brings a new closure, a new checkpoint, a little less freedom than … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: The Guarantor Of Freedom

David Zirin commenting on Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem (boldface mine): This country—despite its awful treatment of soldiers when they return home—worships the cult of the military. And professional sports—especially the NFL—have played a central role. … Continue reading

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Smithsonian ‘Upgrades’ Its Security

I went to the Smithsonian (Air and Space and the Natural History Museum) during the long weekend, and the security now includes having to remove everything from your pockets as if it were an airport, having your items sent through … Continue reading

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Five Armed Terrorists Have An Eighty Percent Chance Of Breaching TSA Security

And I mean all five of them, not just one of them. There have been a spate of articles about how long it takes to get through TSA airport security. But what’s amazing–in a bad way–is how bad it is … Continue reading

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A Constitution? New Columbia HAZ IT!

A while ago, I wrote about the U.S. mainland colony’s attempt to gain statehood through the “Tennessee option”: Aides to Bowser said a broader push for statehood would follow a process known as the “Tennessee model.” When Tennessee was admitted … Continue reading

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D.C. Statehood And The Tennessee Option

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is pushing hard for D.C. statehood, and she seems to have hit on an interesting strategy, the “Tennessee Strategy” (boldface mine): Aides to Bowser said a broader push for statehood would follow a process known as … Continue reading

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Oregon Militants Discover Criminal Justice Reform

Oregon militants are very butthurt by our criminal justice system: “It turns out that if you do leave, they end up charging you later, and they are pressing everyone here it sounds like with that same felony charge of interfering … Continue reading

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