The Security State
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May 1st, 2011

The Security State

Discussion (11)¬

  1. ChayaFradle says:

    Giving people top secret clearance isn't any hidden secret; it gives people jobs. It ups the economy. I wonder what job I could get as a secret spy operative. The GRAMMY CAMMY, hahaha.

  2. ChayaFradle says:

    Explain what I don't seem to get. I think I do get it. Once millions of people have TOP SECRET, what's the secret? It's out.

  3. Kudos on a fantastic and timely cartoon! If these issues of executive secrecy and dragnet surveillance concern you, there are lots of ways to get involved at

    Also, @ChayaFradle: Having "top secret" clearance doesn't mean you get to see everything; even people with clearance levels that high have access only to information within their "lane," which is to say very few people can see everything — and those who can don't have the time to leverage their access. Explore the Priest & Arkin "Top Secret America" series in the Washington Post — it seems to be the basis for much of the cartoon and does a good job of laying this out.

  4. Darrin Bell says:

    That's quite a compliment. Thanks, and thank you for reading.

  5. CerferPerry says:

    Ditto. Great to see more truth & political commentary in toons.

  6. Mike says:

    Red is right! Are you proud of yourself for trashing our security services the very day we got Osama Bin Laden?