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A Cancer on the Country – The Charlottesville Attack and the Scourge of White Nationalism

White nationalists who rallied in Charlottesville, Va., are guaranteed the right to free speech and assembly, but the U.S. Constitution also guarantees our right to take note of the extremists who participated in the rally. And to never forget them either. They are a cancer on America.

Manchester Attack – Venue Security Worked…Until It Didn’t

The terrorist attack in Manchester is a reminder that even as venue owners and operators tighten event security, there remain soft targets immediately outside the security perimeter.

CBP Needs to Improve Customer Service at Ports of Entry

Comments to Customs and Border Protection at land ports of entry indicate many people entering the United States find CBP employee conduct to be distasteful.

Comey’s Catch-22 Election Decision

Some are criticizing FBI Director James Comey’s announcement of new e-mails that could have been relevant to the investigation into Hillary Clinton. They call it political meddling. I call it leadership.

From One Big Playing Field to Another – Thank you Chief Lanier

With the announcement of Washington, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier’s retirement, the National Capital Region is losing more than an exceptional public safety leader. It is losing one of its biggest, most notable and certainly most resilient game changers.

Donald Trump’s Mouth – Making the Secret Service Job Harder

Donald Trump’s remarks insinuating the assassination of his electoral opponent are way over the line, and they put the people charged with protecting him in danger.

Robots, Bad Guys and Any Means Necessary

The horrific tragedy that was the murder of five Dallas police officers will be remembered for many reasons. From a tactical response perspective, it was groundbreaking in the use of robotics to kill an assailant, reportedly the first documented case of a robot being used in such a manner.

Justice Dept. Redacting the Truth…and Common Sense

One wonders whether the Justice Department possesses any common sense given its decision to redact portions of the Orlando nightclub shooter’s 9-1-1 calls. Public trust in government is at all-time lows, and the ability to embrace common sense and sharing the obvious seem to be factors that are difficult to grasp for DOJ.

The One-Minute Terrorist – Lessons from Orlando

By Casey Lucius
After the Orlando terrorist attack, we are analyzing what went wrong and what could we have been done to stop it. Yet, our political leaders and media pundits fall into a predictable pattern that neither diagnoses the real problem nor points us to effective solutions. So how do we stop homegrown terrorism? As a society.

The National Interest is Privacy, Not Backdoors to Encryption

By Casey Lucius
The recently introduced Feinstein-Burr bill would force encryption providers to maintain backdoors in case the government shows up with a court order. It is bad for government, business and the public.