Hurricane Sandy Relief Appropriation Running Into Trouble

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 8:30 am

While waiting around for fiscal slope negotiations to conclude, Congress has bided its time with legislation seemingly timed for the holiday travel season. The House gave final approval to a bill that would give the TSA more leeway when screening checked baggage from international airports that is going on to a separate flight in the [...]

Opt-Out Day Showing Little Impact, But Ideas Behind It Still Resonate

By: Wednesday November 24, 2010 9:48 am

It’s going to be hard to get a handle on the impact of national “Opt-Out Day,” given the tens of millions of passengers and hundreds of airports involved. Most reports I’ve seen rate the impact as minor. Gallup was sure to roll out a poll showing that most people are OK with the new TSA [...]

Establishment Media Tells Airline Travelers to Shut Up

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 8:10 am

Traditional media has definitely circled the wagons on the whole TSA story, ay? Editorial boards across the country are telling their readers to “Shut up and be scanned”, in some cases literally. Columnists are going out of their way to downplay the matter (using that 3% number from TSA, which isn’t actually consoling. And Lord [...]

TSA Bends a Bit on New Pat-Down Procedures

By: Monday November 22, 2010 10:45 am

The Transportation Security Administration has begun to buckle under the pressure of the “gate rape” allegations and mass outcry. Making the rounds on the morning shows today, TSA Administrator John Pistole, for the first time, acknowledged that they were looking at ways to make the new pat-downs “as minimally invasive as possible”. However, Pistole emphasized [...]

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