Launch Inaugural Parade Before the Congressional Luncheon

By Alan Ladwig
Don’t make the public stand in the cold while the new president wines and dines with legislators. There is no reason that the Congressional event can’t take place after the parade.

The Risk Ring of Fire

It is time for the American public to begin a serious discussion about U.S. interests and how to protect them.

President Obama’s First Veto Override and What It Means

By Mike Martin
Congress recently reached the 2/3 vote needed to override President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. There are positives and negatives to this move.

Critical Skills for the Next DHS Secretary

The fifth DHS Secretary will have their hands full with a job that has more critics than friends. Here are the top skills the next Homeland Security Secretary will need.

The Presidential Debate – National Security Questions I Want Asked

Nothing can change the dynamics of a presidential race faster than a debate performance. With the first debate approaching, what will the nominees have to say about national security?

CBP Customer Service at Cape Canaveral Sea Port of Entry

I recently obtained nationwide CBP customer service data to examine the challenges CBP faces across U.S. ports of entry. Here’s what I found out about Cape Canaveral.

The Politics of Obama’s Visit to Flood-Ravaged Louisiana

President Obama is visiting flood-ravaged Louisiana amid criticism. Does he deserve it? Let’s give this a bit of perspective.

A White Supremacist Black Swan?

There are two constants in U.S. media today: terrorism and Trump. Both are scary, and they’re not necessarily unrelated.

The Cost of Being a Big-Time Host – Is It Worth It?

With the 2016 Olympics about to start, there are mounting concerns about Rio’s readiness and the costs to the host country. Facing significant security threats, public leaders are wondering, is it even worth hosting a large event?

LA Times Snarky Op-Ed on TSA Screening Gets a Snarky Response

A sarcastic op-ed in the LA Times by Jim Tierney critiqued TSA airport screening but failed to offer new solutions–or even an understanding of the issues.