Via Lewis Shepherd, news of a $25,000 competition to come up with the best idea to improve "Homeland Security." The competition is run by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation and apparently funded by AgustaWestland, a subsidiary of the Italian-based defense contractor Finmeccanica. Deadline for entries is this Friday afternoon.

Anyone can have, free, my entry in the contest: dumping the hideous, un-American, Orwellian, Teutonic-in-the-bad-sense term "Homeland" and renaming both the department and the entire concept "domestic" security.

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