The Tampa Tribune‘s editorial today showed some uncommon common sense for a mainstream news outlet. Usually, political correctness is the guiding principle for a newspaper’s editorial staff. Not here, though, in their editorial about two Univeristy of South Florida students indicted for carrying explosives across state lines:

We applaud the law enforcement officers who followed their instincts, looked under the hood and took these students to jail.

And frankly, people of Arab descent who visit America should be sensitive to our fears – and follow our laws.

We no longer live in a world where people – no matter their dress, headwear or skin color – have the luxury of acting suspiciously. Act oddly at the front gate of MacDill Air Force Base and see what happens. Show up at the airport with a box cutter in your carry-on and see what federal authorities do.