The traffic in the blackout areas of Manhattan is lawless in the most literal sense: the traffic lights aren’t working, so the law cannot be applied as usual. But “lawless” doesn’t seem to be a fitting description the driving seems better-behaved than usual. We’re so used to seeing people act under a system of government rules that it’s easy to assume that without the rules, everything would descend into chaos. But perhaps free people are generally capable of acting decently on their own.
And you thought everything had gone to Hell in a handbasket.
CIC means commander in chief not chickenshit pissing in his knickers. Christopher Stevens called to request help during the attack as this chickenshit went to bed.