It’s April 1st – and the TSA is still full of fools

Sorry, I don't have the energy to do a new April Fool's post today, though we've had some good ones in the past -- in 2013, here, and in 2014, here. Instead, you can just enjoy this great graphic designed by TSA News reader Mark Elliot of Better Bike, who used his creativity and a little ...read more »


@AskTSA

Lori Dorn

At the top of this blog, in the Menu bar, please note the arrival of a new page at TSA News:[email protected], a compendium from the AskTSA Twitter site of passenger comments and TSA responses that I consider noteworthy. For example, comments from passengers who criticize the TSA, or responses by the TSA that show a lack ...read more »


Belgium attacks: more proof that the TSA is useless

BrusselsImageSourceJef VerseleviaYahoo News

The bomb attacks in Belgium today -- three of them, two at different locations in the airport and one in the subway -- present in high relief yet more proof of what we've been pointing out for five years now at this blog: the TSA is a charade. The TSA does not and cannot and ...read more »


James Bovard’s op-ed on TSA abuse in USA Today

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Fellow crusader in the struggle James Bovard, about whom we've written before, has a new op-ed about the TSA in USA Today. Though he doesn't link directly to TSA News, he does cover in a cogent, comprehensive fashion a lot of the same ground we've covered here over the years. The title of the op-ed is ...read more »


TSA mocks blind man

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No matter how often we hear these stories, one after another after another after another, for years now, each new outrage is still infuriating. No matter how low you think the TSA can go, it always goes lower. Thus we have this story about a blind man named Joe Nerney being mocked and ridiculed by TSA ...read more »


TSA: False Premise Theater

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Arguments made in support of the TSA are invariably a toxic stew of strawmen, question-begging, and self-refuting premises. This week's winning pile of gibberish is from the American Federation of Government Employees, which warns on its website that the Atlanta airport may return to "Pre-9/11 Era Airport Security" by dumping smurfs and hiring private security staff. Pull on ...read more »


TSA finally issues “rule” on body scanners, ignores public

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On the righthand side of this blog, you'll see this paragraph: *2015 *and now 2016* UPDATE: Still no word from TSA on public comments*The public comment period on the TSA's electronic strip-search scanners and "pat-downs" closed on June 25, 2013. That public comment period had been ordered by the courts, an order the TSA ignored for ...read more »


TSA goons steal woman’s shoes, bracelet at BWI

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In the never-ending saga of TSA theft and stupidity -- and did I say theft? -- we have the latest episode (that we know of): at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the goons spied yet another tasty treat they wanted to sample. So they pretended that said items were dangerous and confiscated them -- er, sorry, encouraged ...read more »


Frederick Douglass wouldn’t have put up with the TSA

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Great American orator, scholar, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass was born sometime in February of 1818 and died on this date, February 20th, in 1895. Among the many brilliant, fiery speeches he gave and essays he wrote, no lines have been more often excerpted and quoted than these, which apply today every bit as much as ...read more »


Ask TSA

@AskTSA

As TSA News readers know, the Transportation Security Administration has a nifty new "training academy" in Glynco, Georgia. Supposedly all new TSA hires from across the country, including Hawaii and Alaska, will attend this academy for two weeks of training (replacing the current four weeks of in-house local airport training), and all current TSA employees will ...read more »