The Corner

Bad Timing Dept

Here’s the opening from Michael Sheehan’s piece in today’s New York Times:

WHILE it’s possible that this weekend’s failed car-bomb incident in Times Square was part of a complicated international terrorist plot, the unsophisticated nature of the device has given rise to a much-needed discussion about the threat of “home grown” and “lone wolf” violence in the United States.

The subject leads many to throw up their hands: how, short of creating a police state, can we prevent a lone deranged person from making a crude bomb and parking it somewhere?

Of course, he still makes some valid points.

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