If you gave me a billion dollars, I’d let you keep your shoes on. But then I’m not TSA head John Pistole. That and more in three quick stories you might have missed: Continue reading “What $1 billion won’t buy, and a RAND study of airport security”
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”
Tom Vellner writes in Boston Magazine about the experience of his cousin at the hands of the TSA. Continue reading “Tom Vellner, Boston Magazine: my cousin’s experience with the TSA”
As so many Americans love to say, “Meh, facts schmacts.” Continue reading “Your pants may be cleared, but baggage still goes unscreened”
Our right to privacy is in peril. An unaccountable government agency becomes more powerful by the day. America needs a champion. America needs a hero. Continue reading “Mythbusting the TSA”
Francisco Canseco took a stand when a TSA agent tried to give him an enhanced pat-down last spring.
Continue reading “5 times you should stand up to 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”
Steve Gunn writes in the Muskegon Chronicle about his refusal to tell a TSA worker where he was flying and what he was doing: Continue reading “TSA “Chat Downs”: Just say no to Big Brother at the airport”
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”
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