Just some suggestions to get you started:
- Apparently, I live in the safest county in America — I say that because today’s Most Wanted person in Lexington County is a young woman who wasn’t born when I started working at The State in April 1987. She’s 5’4″, and weighs all of 135 pounds. And she’s wanted for… wait for it… forgery! Two whole counts. I am not making this up. I’m sure we’ll all breathe easier when she’s off the streets. Then we can start hunting down terrorists and such. This, by the way, is in a county where it seems a meth lab gets busted about every five minutes. But this is our public enemy No. 1.
- U.S. Charges Chinese Army Personnel With Cyberspying — This reminds me of something. There was a fascinating piece in The New Yorker several weeks back about a man who was born in China but lived most of his adult life as a very productive American, who ended up getting locked up for sharing technical secrets with the folks back in the old country. A wonderfully nuanced story about divided loyalties and the ways real agents rationalize what they’re doing — and quite an antidote to the sexed-up flash of “The Americans.”
- Former British Imam Convicted in Terror Trial in New York — For y’all who believe we should treat terrorism as discrete crimes rather than wage war on it, this is a victory.
Well, that should be enough to get y’all started.