Saturday, November 03, 2007

Shoe Bomber Alert: Catch and Release

The sad truth is DHS and FBI intelligence analysts want airport screeners and their law enforcement counterparts to be on the lookout for shoe bombs. But when suspect shoes are found, DHS and FBI officials are not so interested in the people wearing the shoes. What this means is that we continue to look for bombs, not bombers. The policy is clear: catch and release.

The absurd refusal of the Department of Homeland Security to enforce our borders is one thing but this is ridiculous. Michael Chertoff needs to be fired.

Legally Speaking: Truth is stranger than fiction

When it comes to bizarre legal proceedings, shows like Boston Legal can't hold a candle to real-life weirdness.

via Fark

Passengers revolt after being told to fly on jet with its wing tip missing

I wonder why? Click photo to enlarge.
via Drudge

Can the government ban depictions of animal cruelty?

This is really not a question of what constitutes animal cruelty. Assume it is animal cruelty.

Slowly slicing off someone's head is human cruelty. So what about the beheading videos? Don't videos depicting cruelty to (or between) humans possess of the same constitutional status as videos depicting cruelty to (or between) animals?

At the risk of sounding Orwellian, are some animals more equal than others?

An interesting 1st Amendment issue I've never considered before. I'm undecided but Eugene Volokh says it's unconstitutional-odds are he's right.

From the H-Bomb to the Human Bomb

Modern terrorism seeks to combine the annihilating power of Hiroshima with the nihilistic gospel of Auschwitz.

The Petraeus Curve

Success in Iraq is not being recognised.

How to Get the World to Like Us

Ron Silver weighs in.