All right, so gin up Prince's "Signs of the Times" (I don't have Roxanne's skills at creating intertubesque playlists), get your Pratchett and Gaiman's Good Omens out and ready for bed-time reading, and check out this sign that the Giant Nuclear Fireball is on its way: the convergence across the political "spectrum" of concerns about "domestic militarization."
Check it: warning about the costs and dangers of domestic militarization is not the province of Angela Davis, Henry Giroux, Christian Parenti, Bad Subjects, and ColorLines alone anymore--in the past couple of years, we've seen the Cato Institute raise red flags of their own, most recently with a 100-page report called "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America."
Read parts. Oh, and my questions: what's up with this convergence? what is fueling it? Katrina? The Siege? What?!
[Note: edited several times to appease the little voice crying out, "Stop, in the name of all that which does not suck!" And the other one going, "Heh heh. Heh heh heh."]