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Fred Gevalt

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Good Luck to Obama's Prospective TSA Chief -- Heʼll Need It.

(2) Comments | Posted May 25, 2010 | 10:08 AM

This past week, President Obama, with two false starts already under his belt, finally nominated a guy who actually has half a chance of passing muster with the Senate for TSA Administrator -- John Pistole, current deputy administrator of FBI. Mr. Pistole will have his work cut out for him....

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Secrecy -- For TSA, Just Another Tool of the Trade

(8) Comments | Posted May 10, 2010 | 1:55 PM

"The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings." ~ John F. Kennedy

Sensitive Security Information, or SSI, was born in the seventies with the Transportation Security...

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Airport Security and TSA -- Isn't it Time For Us to Grow Up?

(45) Comments | Posted May 3, 2010 | 1:30 PM

"Absolute power corrupts absolutely." Were Lord Acton alive today, he could easily be speaking of the Transportation Security Administration, the federal super agency that inspects, bullies, and delays us every time we want to fly. As a growing agency, preoccupied with power and empire building, its screeners (disingenuously labeled "officers")...

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