Just a note on this sad anniversary. I took an Amtrak train headed for New York this weekend. Busiest Amtrak corridor. No one checked or scanned my luggage in any way. The only thing that has changed since 9/11 is that you can’t just walk on the train like you used to. Someone looks cursorily at your ticket as you board. No one checked my identification at any time to verify I was who I said I was.

This — after numerous terrorist Al Qaeda-linked train bombings since 9/11 in Bombay, Madrid and London.

This is Homeland Security. Do you feel safer now?

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