In what undoubtedly ranks as the most appropriate construction project ever after the original one that located Washington DC in a swamp, the Department of Totalitarianism-sorry, Homeland Security is building a new headquarters there on the grounds of what was once an insane asylum. The inmates will truly run it at last.
You can read a lengthy puff piece in Bloomberg’s (yes, the same despot that tyrannizes New York City) businessweek.com about this colossal waste of our taxes (surprise: it’s already over-budget and behind schedule) — but why? I’ve condensed four pages of hype about Our Rulers to one paragraph above, saving you, dear reader, from possibly fatal nausea. (Thanks to Travis Holte for the link.)11:48 am on July 25, 2013