On the same day news broke about the second Minnesotan who died fighting for ISIS in Syria having a security clearance at MSP, Sen. Al Franken wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder dinging Obama for not doing enough to prevent Minnesotans from traveling to the Middle East and putting their ... More >>
Condoleezza Rice, former national security advisor and secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, is scheduled to give a speech on April 17 at the Northrop Auditorium as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' "Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series."But on April 3, the Univer ... More >>
The writer Martin Amis once referred to a critic as "humorless," by which he meant to impugn on the man's seriousness. The censors employed by the United Arab Emirates government may not be serious people, but they have serious means of punishment at their disposal. Looking into the case of Shezanne ... More >>
Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and therefore are as plugged in as anybody when it comes to matters pertaining to the NSA, FISA, and Patriot Act.RELATED POSTS:-- Al Franken defends Prism, says of leaks: "Nothing surprised me" -- Keith Ellison on Prism: ... More >>
Think drones only fly above Pakistan, Afghanistan, or other quasi-theaters of war?SEE ALSO:-- Camp Ripley drones: New $3.9 million facility sparks protest -- Grand Forks police to begin regularly using drones this spring Think again. Yesterday, an unmanned helicopter was photographed flying above th ... More >>
National security laws have transformed America's most vulnerable immigrants into terrorists
Jesse Ventura probably considers this ruling part of a larger plan.Jesse Ventura pretty much lives his life like an action hero. So, when Ventura's lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration got thrown out yesterday, it was the real-life moment when the hero realizes no one believ ... More >>
McCollum says the Pentagon doesn't need anymore band aid.Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum looks at the $324 million requested by the Pentagon to fund its 5,000 professional musicians in 154 military bands, and she sees the possibility of saving the taxpayers some money. And the Republicans in ... More >>
Samuels says Forte is leaving on his own terms.By Adam TurmanRocco Forte, the oft-controversial former Minneapolis fire chief, is leaving his administrative position with the city. City Councilmember Don Samuels says Forte is resigning from his current job, which entails managing the city's ... More >>
Ellison breaks down.Rep. Keith Ellison spent weeks deriding the congressional hearings that opened today on radical Muslims, orchestrated by Rep. Peter King of New York, as little more than an attempt to spread fear and hatred of a religious minority. When it came his turn to testify and de ... More >>
Peterson pooh-poohs northern border security worries.Sen. Joe Liebermann has his shorts in a bunch over a new report that says the Department of Homeland Security's Border Patrol effectively controls 32 of our 4,000-miles frontier with the Canucks. "Alarming!" Lieberman says. "We've got to ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is named to the House Intelligence Committee.She missed out on a House leadership post. She got frozen out of a slot on the Ways and Means Committee. She even lost "Lie of the Year." What's left for Michele Bachmann? Intelligence.
Expert says to expect more expensive errors as security tightens
While it's reassuring there was never a real threat, the incident wasn't without cost to the airlines and passengers.
The 2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act funds a range of programs related to air transportation safety.
Rep. Keith Ellison released a statement this afternoon condemning the attack on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum yesterday that left one security officer dead.
First the Tiller assassination, now a Holocaust Museum shooting. Hey Michele, you sure we shouldn't worry about pro-life, anti-immigrant gun nuts?
The agent who ordered the arrest of "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui joins a law firm known for its aggressive defense of immigrant rights
So says counterterrorism contrarian Bruce Schneier. And the transportation security administration is listening.
Bush approval ratings lowest among the young, the Forbes family sells part of the empire to Bono, the NSA is using too much electricity, Patrick Swayze defends Mel Gibson, the very first Star Wars trailer, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Homeland Security info on college protestors ends up in database tracking foreign terrorism, jellyfish clog Japanese nuclear power plant, airline takes down online Jimmy Hoffa game after protests, Gummi Bears depicting the Seven Deadly Sins, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Norway excludes Wal-Mart from nat'l oil fund investments, the MPD to give out gun locks at NNO, the NSA neither confirms nor denies surveillance of gay rights groups, new music from Bob Mould, capture the flag this Saturday, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Qwest defends its customers; Kennedy defends Bush.
Women like monkey sex, the NSA wants to license its internet surveillance technology, Ford Bell's MySpace page, storyboards from Corpse Bride, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
EFF files suit against AT&T for collaborating with the NSA, no chimps allowed at Kentucky sportshows, Wonkette's new blog, Charlotte's Vagina for sale, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
NSA spying on the UNSC, more U.S. troops in Iraq in '06, The Wizard of Oil starring W, Norm Coleman's nutty bet, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
It's not about FEMA--it's about the president and the black hole of "Homeland Security"
Online Exclusive: The new book by CP contributor Elaine Cassel details the U.S. government's war on terror and on its own citizens
Time to go after Bush/Cheney ground zero: National security
The Bush administration & the end of civil liberties
When "immigrant" and "terrorist" are made synonymous
The war on terror is keeping musicians out of the U.S.
Coming to a capitol near you: The Patriot Act Junior
Minnesota's senators were supposed to be the type to stand up for social programs, the environment, and civil liberties. So why are critics left and right accusing them of lying down on the job?