Security theater, meet theater of the absurd.
Yes, there is a real risk of terrorist attacks in the United States. Quick, which is more likely to be a terrorist bomb: some conspicuously strange object, or some everyday object?
The administration has spent the last five years telling us to be frightened, and convincing us that taking our shoes off at the airport and generally behaving like sheep is going to make us safe. So now we are a nation of paranoids. I am increasingly embarrassed to be an American.
Oh say does that star spangled banner yet cringe
o'er the land of the cowed and the home of the scared?