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Airport Screening

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...

Matt Sledge

Sikh Group Alleges U.S. Undercounts Airport Discrimination Complaints | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

As hectic Thanksgiving week air travel builds, a Sikh group is alleging that the Department of Homeland Security is ignoring reports about airport scr...

Pay Your Way Through TSA

Kevin Richberg | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Once again Americans find themselves with a nationwide change in screening policies that defies common sense.

TSA To Use 'Randomizers' For Security Lines

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 07.12.2013 | Travel

Gone are the days of strategically choosing a security line at the airport. TSA is now planning to use electronic 'randomizers' to randomly route pass...

How To Fly Through Airport Security

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.14.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Careful preparation and a tactful approach can help you breeze right on through. Here are a few tricks to help you whiz through the checkpoint and carry on your way.

Time to Say 'So Long' to the TSA's Sour Attitude

Diane Dimond | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Diane Dimond

I completely understand the need for airport security. But does the TSA have to treat all of us like we're new arrivals at a prison camp?

Andy Campbell

GRAPHIC: Man With Bizarre Anatomy Has Run-In With TSA | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.17.2012 | Weird News

Turns out it's legal to have a weapon of mass conception at the airport. Jonah Falcon was stopped and frisked by the TSA at the San Francisco Inter...

WATCH: 5 Things The TSA Doesn't Want You To See

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The TSA doesn't want us to see its documented arrogance and incompetence, doesn't want us to know that it's an out-of-control government agency.

WATCH: Who's Responsible For These Bad TSA Agents?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.02.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Like Alan Rickman in "Die Hard" or Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men," the fine men and women of the TSA -- mostly the men, actually -- are really good at being bad.

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.

Airport Security and Non-Self

Jay Michaelson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

I'm not going to pretend that security lines and X-rays are now some sort of spiritual experience for me. They still suck, but I have been able to find some equanimity amid the stressing and the stripping.

Andrea Stone

John Mica Attacks TSA 'Chat-Downs' As 'Idiotic' | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House committee that oversees the Transportation Security Administration blasted the agency's recent test of "chat-d...

Andrea Stone

A Few Frequent Flyers To Get New Perk Under TSA Expedited Screening Program | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A few lucky frequent flyers will start whizzing through airport checkpoints next week under a pilot program that federal security offici...

My Sex Life with the TSA

Naomi Wolf | Posted 07.27.2011 | Comedy
Naomi Wolf

I've been getting a lot of action from the TSA lately. I went through JFK this past week. As usual, I requested not to go through the backscatter machines. And as usual, they tell me that since I mentioned it at all, they have to give me a "pat-down."

TSA Answers Questions About Enhanced Screening at Airports

Karen Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Rubin

The initial furor and shock over the enhanced airport screening techniques by the TSA seems to have subsided But with the holiday travel season in force, and continued questions about the security procedures at airports, we posed questions for the TSA.

Don't Put Down the Airport Pat-Down!

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

I'm puzzled about this fuss surrounding enhanced pat-downs and body-imaging machines. And I'm wondering if the truth is that Americans don't like them because of our puritan heritage.

Somewhere, Osama Bin Laden Is Laughing...

Tom Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Shachtman

At very low cost to him, Bin Laden has pushed the U.S. to eviscerate its civil liberties -- the rights to free speech, a speedy trial and to be secure in one's home -- formerly the envy of freedom-loving people everywhere.

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...

Full Body Scans Are a Feminist Issue

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Most women know intuitively that full-body scans are a privacy violation that simply can't be tolerated.

Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Full-body scanners are the latest clash between religious sensitivity and national security. Some religious groups say the scanners are forcing an unc...

Mikey Hicks: 8-Year-Old Cub Scout Apparently On Terrorist Watch List

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

"Meet Mikey Hicks," said Najlah Feanny Hicks, introducing her 8-year-old son, a New Jersey Cub Scout and frequent traveler who has seldom boarded a pl...