TSA forms subcommittee, turns deaf ear to complaints


The TSA has formed a Passenger Advocacy Subcommittee of its Aviation Security Advisory Committee. You probably haven’t heard much about this group, mostly because (if we’re being honest) they have little authority to do anything. Still, in an effort to be fair, I wanted to at least congratulate the TSA for taking a step in the right direction. Continue reading TSA forms subcommittee, turns deaf ear to complaints

De profundis clamavi, or why we can talk till we’re blue in the face but until we put our money where our mouth is we won’t get rid of the TSA


One question comes up again and again: in the face of TSA abuse, what can we do? How can we resist? Especially given that our elected representatives ignore us, even though they’ve received plenty of complaints. Continue reading De profundis clamavi, or why we can talk till we’re blue in the face but until we put our money where our mouth is we won’t get rid of the TSA

What my father would have said about the TSA


My father fathered the way they did on black-and-white TV, though not so much Ward Cleaver as Ralph Kramden (if he and Alice had had kids). He went to work, Mom stayed home. Every night we ate dinner together, but I don’t remember Dad ever saying much. When he did, it was so unusual that it stuck with you. Continue reading What my father would have said about the TSA

TSA on Nicole Sandler’s Radio or Not

I was a guest on Nicole Sandler’s Radio Or Not yesterday, discussing the TSA and a variety of civil liberties and health concerns about which my colleagues and I have written here at TSA News.

I come on at around the :30 minute mark.

(Thank you for having me on, Nicole!)

If you’re on Twitter, you can follow Nicole Sandler: @nicolesandler

And my Twitter handle is: @litbrit