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Best Airport Day Ever!!!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.27.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Today has been the most amazing day I've ever spent at an airport ever in my life! And I've only been here for 40 minutes. Let's start at the beg...

Unusual Technique Uncovers Hidden Image Behind Priceless Artwork

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Science

What lies beneath the layers of famous paintings? Apparently...more paintings. Researchers recently discovered such a conundrum at the Louvre Museu...

Matt Sledge

TSA Lawsuit Challenges Screening Secrecy | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration over its airport security procedures is heading to a court hearing next week,...

The Latest Buzzword At The TSA: Inconsistent

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.18.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

So let me get this straight: Drugs are OK, but letting a few unchecked bags with nothing dangerous on board -- not OK? C'mon, TSA.

The State of the Nation: Are We "Approaching Spiritual Death"?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Fifty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower cautioned the American people against an expansion of America's military empire. To our detriment, we failed to heed Eisenhower's warning.

Radiation Is Not The Only Health-Hazard Of Full-Body Scanners

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Because the radiation beam from the scanners concentrates on your skin, researchers believe the dose may be up to 20 times higher than is being estimated.

Are Airport Scanners Dangerous to Your Health?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John W. Whitehead

"The scary thing to me is not what happens in normal operations, but what happens if the machine fails. Mechanical things break down, frequently."

The TSA Protests: Hypocrisy in Action?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

I didn't fly anywhere for Thanksgiving. This was obviously a good thing, as incessant news reports have informed me that TSA agents are groping Americ...

The TSA's Balancing Act to Keeping Our Airports Secure

Eric Gertler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Gertler

With a much needed focus on airline security, we must still consider the privacy rights of travelers and be mindful that the measures we implement represent perhaps the most public manifestation of our democratic system at work.

Jeffrey Rosen: TSA Pat-Downs And Body Scans Are Unconstitutional

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

There have been high-profile acts of civil disobedience in response to the two controversial procedures recently deployed by the TSA for primary scree...

I Am Thankful for TSA Workers

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

I am thankful for the TSA workers who, despite terrible working conditions, a denial of a fundamental right to collectively bargain, and scorn by many airline travelers, still continue doing their jobs.

Holiday Traveling: Why Didn't I Get Groped?

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Harmon Leon

Everyone is making a huge Taco Tuesday about TSA's new enhanced screening methods that borders on sexual assault. It was my turn to live the nightmare firsthand.

Invasive Searches and the Soul of the Democratic Party

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moynihan

During the Bush Administration, Democrats spoke up bravely about civil liberties. Suddenly they are quiet. And the Administration has so far supported this unholy marriage of bureaucratic insularity and big budget procurement.

Airports, Security, Titanium and Lingerie

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 06.04.2011 | Travel
Marcia DeSanctis

The body scanners are time saving, efficient, and not nearly as invasive as a pat down. They are freedom from explaining for the thousandth time to a federal employee why I had a hip replacement at 42.

5 Tips for TSA from Their Government Peers

Steve Ressler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

Earlier this week, we posed the following challenge to members of GovLoop, a group of nearly 40,000 people who work in and around government: Help TS...

TSA Partners With

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sally Kohn

WASHINGTON, DC (Movement Vision Lab) --- Ending days of suspense about the utility of Transportation Security Administration officials copping feels o...

Scientists Question Safety Of New Airport Scanners | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Fifty-two of these state-of-the-art machines are already scanning passengers at 23 U.S. airports. By the end of 2011, there will be 1,000 machines and...

Man Reportedly Beats Colleague Over 'Small Penis Taunts' | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AN airport security screener has been suspended for assaulting a colleague who joked about him having small genitalia after he walked through a scanne...

Muslim Woman Barred From Flight After Refusing Full Body Scan

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON (AFP) - Two Muslim women were stopped from boarding a flight from Britain to Pakistan for refusing to go through new body scanners, citing reli...

Pope Benedict Warns Against Use Of Airport Full Body Scanners

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At a meeting in the Vatican at the weekend, the pope made an authoritative - if entirely unexpected - incursion into the raging debate over the planne...

Shah Rukh Khan Claims Naked Body Scanner Images Of Him Were Printed, Circulated By Airport Staff

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to reports, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been signing printouts of his X-rays from full-body scan machines that have been recently...

New Airport Scanners May Break British Child Porn Laws

The Guardian | Alan Travis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The rapid introduction of full body scanners at British airports threatens to breach child protection laws which ban the creation of indecent images o...

Airport Body Scanners Can Store, Transmit Images | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Contrary to public statements made by the Transportation Security Administration, full-body airport scanners do have the ability to store and transmit...

Who's Getting Rich From The Airport Naked-Scanner Boom?

Mother Jones | James Ridgeway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Scan, baby, scan. That's the mantra among politicians at all levels in the wake of the thwarted terrorist attack aboard a Detroit-bound passenger jet....