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The Senate is at it again, playing its favorite game of delay. More than a year after 9/11, the Senate is still debating, and debating, and debating a bill to establish an urgently needed Department of Homeland Security.
Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports that business leaders and local officials alike say the federal government's efforts to prepare the nation against terrorist attacks featuring weapons of mass destruction are mired in federal, state and local government red tape. The Homeland Security Department is supposed to cut that red tape. But it lingers in Senate limbo.
The Senate propensity for inaction is an old story. The first meeting ever of …