About

TSA News is an independent blog that covers the Transportation Security Administration. It is not affiliated with the TSA.

It was created in November 2011 by journalist and consumer advocate Christopher Elliott. Fellow journalist Lisa Simeone is the editor and chief writer. The group of contributors has included a statistical analyst, Bill Fisher, and a mathematician, Sommer Gentry. Other contributors are or have been Amy Alkon, Chris Bray, Wendy Thomson, Deborah Newell Tornello, Phil Weber, Ari Ofsevit, Deborah Pierce, Charlie Leocha, Richard Walbaum, Karen Cummings, and Jeremy Thompson. We are unpaid volunteers. We do this because we think it’s important.

We come from all over the political spectrum, from far left to far right to everything in between. But we all believe in civil liberties. That’s why we’re able to put our political differences aside to work on this cause.

In writing about the agency, we employ logic, risk assessment, statistical analysis, and empirical evidence (also sarcasm and humor!). Please email us with your news tips and suggestions.

And if you want to see ways we suggest for standing up to the TSA and resisting its abuse, read this post.