via The Agonist:
The Agonist - I met former homeland security department secretary Tom Ridge tonight after a talk at American University's Washington College of Law.
He was surprisingly candid with the audience and then with me and others who were able to speak with him for 20 minutes or so after his talk ended.
I've distilled the interesting and newsworthy parts of his talk and post-talk comments after the jump. Some of the topics covered: national ID cards, sharing information among agencies and with local law enforcement, the early days of the department, the terror alert system, border security and the "minutemen." read on