Posts Tagged ‘security’

Ahead to the Past

Our most basic social programs are under attack.
GRAYSON HARPER
Boy. Lately I’ve been having this eerie feeling of waking up in a strange place.


Today Libya, Tomorrow Syria?

There’s a bigger picture to consider.
Gwynne Dyer
Last Friday saw the first nationwide protests against the Baath regime in Syria. If these protests develop into a full-scale revolt, the regime’s response may dwarf that of Col. Muammar Qaddafi in Libya.  



More Latex Gloves?

Gwynne Dyer
It is the duty of public officials to “do something” whenever a new threat appears, even if there is nothing sensible to be done. If they don’t, the media will punish them severely. Ergo, the vigorous response...


Teach the Parents Well

Static
    Sometimes parents just don’t get it. They try so hard to protect little Jimmy and Janie from the disappointments of life that they lose sight of the big picture. Disappointment and rejection are coming to Janie and ...



Chasing the Cool Stuff

Chow, Baby
Boy, what an astoundingly terrible two days Chow, Baby had, the kind of days that make optimists look forward to the rest of their lives (it’s only going to get better!) and make pessimists never want to leave the house a...


On the Border of Fear

Along the Rio Grande, people grapple with The Wall.
GREG HARMAN
A major policy shift is under way on the Texas-Mexico border. It’s been called the Berlin Wall, the Wall of Shame, and even Wall of Hate – Muro del Odio.



Chasin’ Jason

The kinetic The Bourne Ultimatum leads a super-spy to some unpleasant answers.
Kristian Lin
When people talk about Hollywood franchises, they never seem to mention the Bourne films.


Killed by a Dirty War

Corruption and despair — not enemy weapons — took a top-ranking Texan’s life in Iraq.
Robert Bryce
Ted Westhusing was a true believer. And that was his fatal flaw.