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TSA Still Awful After 17 Years

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE It has been 17 years since the federal government took over security screening at the nation’s airports, and they still haven’t figured out...

Show Me What Books You’re Reading — TSA’s New ARMAP

BY BOB BARR Much has been said of the ineffectiveness and intrusiveness of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over the last decade and a half....

Privatizing the Transportation Security Administration

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE After the terrorist attacks in 2001, the federal government moved quickly to increase spending on aviation security and take control of...

Mayor Bloomberg, M.D.

BY BOB BARR New York’s penal code makes it a felony to practice medicine without a license. I suspect, however, that one potential defendant who...

Senate Panel OKs TSA Fee Hike

NEWSROOM AMERICA STAFF The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a fee hike for airline passenger security, as the Democrat-controlled panel said the increase was...

DHS IG Exposes “Gaping Hole” In Airport Security

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES In the latest scandal to rock the agency charged with securing aviation from another terrorist attack, high-ranking officials at the Transportation Security Administration...

Former TSA Head Calls Airport Security A National Embarrassment

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES More than a decade after the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history it’s a national embarrassment that our airport security system remains so...

TSA Asked Woman to Prove Breast Pump Real

LIBERTIES/RIGHTS NEWSROOM AMERICA A Hawaii woman says she was humiliated by Transportation Security Agency officials when they asked her to prove her breast pump was...

Airport Video Does Not Show ‘Irate’ Senator Paul

BILL OF RIGHTS, NEWSROOM AMERICA Newly released security video footage of Sen. Rand Paul taken at the Nashville International Airport doesn't show him being "irate,"...

TSA Plagued With “Bureaucratic Morass And Mismanagement”

Liberty Alerts, Corruption Chronicles The multi-billion-dollar federal agency created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to protect the nation’s transportation system is inept, bloated and has...

TSA and America's Misplaced Rage

By Dennis Behreandt When blogger Jill Filipovic, who writes at Feministe.us, opened her luggage after passing through a TSA checkpoint, she found an unexpected surprise. Taking...

Security Theater Adds a New Act

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Wendy McElroy “Where are you going? What is the purpose of your trip? Where will you be staying? Who will...

Terrorists Slip By TSA Behavior Detection Officers

The Homeland Security agency responsible for protecting the nation’s transportation system failed to detect terrorists at U.S. airports on nearly two dozen occasions.

TSA Screeners Rob Passengers

Liberty Alerts, Corruption Chronicles Federal officers at the government agency responsible for securing the nation's transportation system have been arrested for committing crimes...

On Real Respect for the Constitution

Texas Straight Talk with Ron Paul I am pleased that the Constitution has received a lot of attention in recent weeks, thanks to the tea...

A Feature, Not a Bug

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Steven Horwitz In a recent appearance on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Freedom Watch (Fox Business), Ralph Nader talked optimistically about a...

Do We Need the “Next Level” of State Security?

John Pistole told USA Today he wanted to bring the TSA to “the next level,” and he didn’t mean better service.

TSA Misses Luggage That Explodes After Flight

Despite a $98 million infusion for state-of-the-art baggage screening machines the TSA somehow missed a suitcase filled with explosives that blew up...

TSA Misses Luggage That Explodes After Flight

Despite a $98 million infusion for state-of-the-art baggage screening machines, the TSA somehow missed a suitcase filled with explosives.

TSA Persecutes Critics, Ignores Security Threats

Homeland Security fails to protect America against terrorism by not screening passengers and cargo on thousands of planes that fly over the country each week.

TSA Misses Guns, Bombs In Tests

Liberty Alerts, Corruption Chronicles While the government agency responsible for securing the nation’s transportation system harasses honest citizens with invasive, genital-groping personal ...

Beating the Full Body Scanner

How terrorists will beat the body scanners. Are we not lucky to have such competence in charge of being visually undressed and felt up? Diane Alden

Ending the TSA Madness: How To Win the Profiling Debate

Profiling is simply a method by which law enforcement can determine the probability that an individual has committed a crime or has criminal intent. Selwyn Duke

GAO: ‘Unclear’ If Airport Body Scanners Can Detect Underwear Bombs

Congress's own auditing agency says it “remains unclear” that they can actually do the primary job they are intended to do.

Privatizing Air Security

In order to justify the invasive scans and provocative pat downs, Thiessen naturally brings up the specter of terrorism...

JBS Freedom Campaign Update: Opting Out

The JBS deplores the TSA and calls for its abolishment and transfer of the responsibility of security to the private market.

You Can Touch My Junk, but Nothing Else

Now that “Don’t touch my junk!” has become a rallying cry, I must ask a question: What’s with this youth-culture tendency to refer to male genitalia as “junk”?

What Ever Happened to the Fourth Amendment

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated ...

Why is There a TSA?

What is happening at the nation’s airports is the natural result of giving federal agents near-unlimited power. William L. Anderson

Spreading the Glove: TSA Infecting U.S.?

TSA officials declined to respond to inquiries about the policy for changing gloves to prevent an infection that may be on the clothes or body of passengers