Schneier on Security: The Politics of Security in a Democracy

Security technologist Bruce Schneier: 'The "fear preacher" wins- regardless of the outcome.' http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/05/the_politics_of_3.html Schneier on Security: The Politics of Security in a Democracy Terrorism causes fear- and we overreact to that fear. Our brains aren't very good at probability and risk analysis. We tend to exaggerate spectacular- strange and rare events- and downplay ordinary- familiar […]

Texas GOP abortion bill fails against impassioned opposition

Maddow's coverage of Wendy Davis's fillibuster in the TX state House will make your blood will boil. Ron and I were yelling at the TV. http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-show/52324859 Texas GOP abortion bill fails against impassioned opposition Video on msnbc.com: Rachel Maddow recaps the dramatic events that kept Texas legislators and activists locked in parliamentary combat into the […]

Bigot Relieved To Learn Gays In His State Still Effectively Subhuman

From The Onion: "Pohlman told reporters he was further delighted upon reading a related article detailing the Supreme Court's recent rolling back of the Voting Rights Act." Bigot Relieved To Learn Gays In His State Still Effectively Subhuman NORMAN- OK–Following the Supreme Court's landmark 5-4 ruling this morning striking down the Defense of Marriage Act- […]