BE AFRAID! BE VERY…OH, NEVER MIND….What a surprise. One week after the election, having successfully freaked the bejeebus out of folks in the Red States who don’t actually face any real threat of terrorism, the Bush administration has lowered the threat level from orange to yellow. Yes, that’s right. Nothing to worry about anymore, nothing to look at here, go about your business, everything’s back to normal.

Who said raising and lowering the threat levels was purely political? Pshaw.

Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan is a Chicago-based journalist who has written about religion, politics, and culture as a senior editor for Time, National Journal, and Yahoo. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2004 to 2006.