Things are a little tense here in the Center of the Universe. The ratcheted-up terrorism alert means more cops and more visible cops on the streets and in the subways. My local subway stop this evening had *seven* officers on the platform. In midtown Manhattan, I spotted two Emergency Service officers patrolling in full winter gear and heavy external body armor.
Apparently, we’re about to have a National Guard presence in the subways for the next few days, and there’s nothing that quite relaxes a civilian population like the National Guard. This despite late reports that the heightened alert is based at least partly on a lie.