Gene Healy on Homeland Security's Move to an Insane Asylum


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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working on the biggest federal construction project since the Pentagon. The project–featuring amenities like eco-friendly "rainwater toilets" and sustainable Brazilian hardwood decking–is running at least a decade late and over a billion dollars short. Gene Healy notes that move will put DHS on the site of an old insane asylum and suggests it's fitting for the ever-growing monstrosity of the department.