I have a huge issue with what happened that day. And what happens to me every single time I go to an airport. This was supposedly a random search. But it wasn't a random search at all. It was a "you're a Muslim" search.
"Boston exposes antiterror frailties," says the Washington Post. Last Thursday, I arrived early for a breakfast meeting at a New York hotel, placed m...
Do we really have to trade our dignity for security? The TSA is traumatizing an entire generation of air travelers. What will the TSA do to my son the next time we go through security? What will they do to your son or daughter?
My husband and I have traveled many places with our son, who is 7 years old and diagnosed with Down syndrome. We have traveled through many airports and have always followed the TSA policies. However, on this one particular day, we encountered rude and unpleasant harassment.
Shouldn't our taxpayer-supported federal screeners be making the process easier instead of harder? At the very least, shouldn't the TSA try to do a better job of telling one group apart from the other?
Eventually, we will come full circle and airport screenings will devolve to where they were before 9/11. It's only a matter of time.
Truth is, the TSA is looking for a one-in-a-billion terrorist who wants to blow up a plane and the rest of the time, it's supposed to be in the customer-service business, coaching passengers through a hopelessly convoluted and confusing screening process.
As judges and lawmakers struggle to determine how rights guaranteed in the 18th century apply to the 21st, they should recognize the vast quantity of personal information stored on our gadgets is worthy of protection from suspicionless government searches.
If the TSA is going to be in the business of molesting our kids and grandmothers, I'm very uncomfortable with them doing so while wearing the uniform of a US federal officer.
Yes, terrorists have been stopped, but neither the underwear bomber nor the shoe bomber were apprehended by the TSA. They were stopped by alert passengers.
At a time when the federal agency assigned to protect America's transportation systems can least afford it, there was another dust-up involving a young passenger.
There is a right way and a wrong way to cut federal spending, but the sequestration plan about to go into effect is perhaps the most boneheaded approach that could possibly be concocted.
Can you imagine what it's like to be a dark-skinned, bearded man who is pulled aside by airport security and forced to have his turban patted down?
Why do people keep their mouths closed when they feel violated? A combination of powerful motivators keeps air travelers quiet. Only by understanding these influences can we end them.
Maybe it's time to come to grips with the risk of terrorism and finally put it in a rational perspective.
If we think the reason we've not been hit again is only because we've done such a good job of keeping the terrorists in check, just remember the logic the homeland security and defense people like to use to keep us on edge: "We have to be right all the time; they have to be right only once."