National ID

For whatever reason, nobody’s supposed to say this, but I have to agree with Kevin Drum that implementing a National ID Card system would help solve a lot of problems at what looks to me to be an extremely low cost in civil liberties. It’s absolutely nutty that the country’s chosen to embrace all sorts of serious curtailments of said liberties, often for little-to-know gain in security, while still eschewing a relatively simple measure that could be genuinely useful in a variety of contexts.