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Author Archive: David Olive

The Critical Need for Congressional Reform on Homeland Security Oversight

At this morning's Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on the report of the WMD Commission (also known as the Grahan-Talent Commission) former Senator Bob Graham started his testimony by highlighting the critical need for congressional reform of...


A Day to Remember – A Day to Recognize Those Who Protect Us – Adopt a Station

On this 8th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, across America people will stop and reflect on where they were, what they were doing and how their lives changed because of the events of that tragic...


O’Toole’s Commentary to Murphy’s Law

Sitting through Dr. Tara O’Toole’s confirmation hearing this morning, I was struck by the first time I heard of “O’Toole’s Commentary” to the infamous Murphy’s Law (“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”) which says that “Murphy was...


A Good Day for Congressional Oversight

Today's House Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee hearing on "Priorities Enforcing Immigration Law" got off to a delayed and roaring thud. After delaying the start of the hearing by 30 minutes due to anticipated floor votes, Chairman David Price started...


God Bless Secretary Napolitano

This morning DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano made her first appearance before the House Homeland Security Committee. As one would expect, Chairman Bennie Thompson set a cordial tone in his opening statement and the rest of the committee members, including...


Don’t Turn a Blind Eye to Mexico

While President Obama is having lunch today with the political leadership of our closest neighbor and ally, Canada, the situation to our south has continued to deteriorate.Yesterday afternoon, STRATFOR, a strategic analysis group based in San Antonio, released a...



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