Two Opinions on Our Safety as US Citizens
Today’s New York Times contains the following editorial: Time for Chemical Plant Security
If terrorists attacked a chemical plant, the death toll could be enormous. A single breached chlorine tank could, according to the Department of Homeland Security, lead to 17,500 deaths, 10,000 severe injuries and 100,000 hospitalizations. Many chemical plants have shockingly little security to defend against such attacks.
Today’s Washington Post contains the following column by E.J. Dionne Jr: When the Cutting Is Corrupted
…when choices have to be made, the interests of the poor and the middle class fall before the wishes of interest groups with powerful lobbies and awesome piles of campaign money to distribute.