There is security you see. There is security you don’t see. And suddenly, there is a sense that there is no security at all.
The last category best describes the week that began with two terrorist bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon and ended with a running shootout with the suspects. Terror attacks on American soil, homegrown or otherwise, inevitably raise debate over the danger of trading away civil liberties for safety. But often this is a false choice. Much more can be done to protect us without threatening the American way of life. And it must be done.
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