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The best podcast that I listen to (read: the only podcast that I listen to) is Another Round by BuzzFeed, hosted by Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu. 2,230 more words


New Story - State Actors


“Yes Senator, that’s correct. I am a director with the Department of Homeland Security.”

“Well you have to understand the backstory. Think back to 9/11. 75 more words


Counterterrorism as Security Theater

The use of “war” is a powerful rhetorical device, used by politicians to proclaim the seriousness of the issue as well as the force being used to combat the threat. 342 more words


Turkey airport bombing as Security Theater

At least 41 people were killed and an additional 239 were wounded as the result of an attack by 3 suicide bombers in the intentional terminal of the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey late Tuesday. 716 more words


Pro-click: "The Political Philosophy Of Guns - Would America Really Be A Better Society Without Them?"

Came across this last night:

America’s decades long national argument about gun control is not a normal political debate about addressing policy to problems but about what kind of politics to have.

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Speaking of security theater, let's go to Nice

I wasn’t going to write anything about the Nice attack because I had nothing to say other than “yeah, the guy who killed dozens of people was kind of an asshole.” 63 more words


Security theater, now with extra K-9s

Dateline Washington:

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would upgrade security at U.S. airports in the aftermath of the Brussels and Istanbul attacks…

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