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Passenger Strips On Flight From Chicago To New York

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

People have gone to interesting lengths to avoid pat downs or full body scans at U.S. airports. In Los Angeles, one woman wore a bikini through a secu...

Terrorists to US: "Touch My Junk and I'll Have You Arrested"

Paul Tullis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Tullis

Airport body scanners cost $734,000 each. TSA has spent $42 billion, according to CBS News, since 9/11. Pat-downs that some travelers find intrusi...

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...

TSA as a Metaphor

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

If you're thinking of traveling, get ready to do what air travelers do -- prepare to pay more and to be violated beyond any level you could have imagined a few years ago. And be assured the blame is bi-partisan.

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.

WATCH: Traveler Wears Bikini Through LAX Security

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Unwilling to submit to the TSA's controversial full-body scan, one enterprising traveler at LAX hoped to bypass the dreaded pat-down by wearing only a...

Rep. Judy Biggert, Full Body Scans Supporter, Also Invested in Them

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Sledge

A few months after investing additional money in an airport body scan manufacturer last year, Chicago-area Congresswoman Judy Biggert voted in favor of the allowing the TSA to use the devices.

Full Body Scanners, Pat-Downs, and Democracy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The new airport security measures demonstrate a frightening willingness on the part of the government regulators to apply an authoritarian, and ultimately nonsensical, logic to a real, but controllable security problem.

And Now, a PSA From the TSA

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Randall Amster

While critics may complain that we are too machine-like in our work, we want you to know that above all else, we highly value the human touch.

Hello. I Am Now Going To Touch Your Junk

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Mark Morford

Sweet Jesus, we should have thought of this ages ago. Why didn't we think of this ages ago? It seems so obvious. You want to ignite some delicious...

Terrorists Find TSA Invasive

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

A terrorist with no weapons is not really a terrorist, but just another passenger with anger issues.

Message to TSA: Enough's Enough; Message to President: Here's Your Chance

Carl Jeffers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Carl Jeffers

Since 9/11 there have been over 26 documented serious attempts at terrorism in airline travel. How many have succeeded? None. Zero. That's not luck. That's because we are good at this.

It's Thanksgiving -- Frisk You

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Let's consider five things far worse than having your 'junk' examined in the airport.

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.

Small Businesses Fed-Up With Flying

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

I don't like the idea of someone feeling me up at the airport. But I also don't like a company reaching into my wallet for wads of cash just because I need to change my travel plans.

Full Body Scanner Reveals American National Character

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The picture of Americans emerging from the full-body scan, is an image of a people prone to complain and easily upset.

I Wanna Be Scanned and Groped

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andy Ostroy

Listen folks, I have some distressing news for you about full-body scans and pat downs. You're not that attractive and no one cares to see you naked. Seriously. Please put your narcissism in check. This ain't about you.

Scope or Grope? The Wrong Approach to Homeland Security

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
William Astore

If we have to give up basic human decency and rights to privacy and (seemingly) even common sense to defend ourselves against terrorists, guess what? We've already lost.

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...

Peel and Feel: Bad Policy Never Stops Getting Worse

Ben Tripp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ben Tripp

The new TSA X-ray images aren't like ordinary medical X-rays. They expose every fold, crevice, and anatomical detail. It is easy to discern if the subject has had a mastectomy, for example, or is circumcised.

When Your 'Junk' Is Touched at the Airport, Thank a Republican

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The full body scanners are an obvious and very creepy violation of privacy. But the opposition isn't making much of a dent in terms of rolling back this unconstitutional measure: a new CBS poll shows that 81% of Americans favor the use of the scanners. Sad.

Cast of Glee to Administer TSA Pat-Downs

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In the wake of complaints about tighter airport security measures, the TSA has announced that the cast of TV's hit show Glee will be randomly administering pat-downs to airline travelers who opt out of using full-body scanners.

The TSA wants to see your T and A!

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dean Obeidallah

The Transportation Security Administration wants to see you naked! That's right, the TSA wants to see your T and A -- in fact, I think that's what the "T" and "A" now stands for in TSA.

Top 5 of 2010 (PHOTOS): Travel News That Made You Say 'Whoa!'

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

From a monotone musical instrument's rise to global stardom to one very teed-off Jet Blue employee, 2010 was certainly a year chock-full of stories that made us say "whoa!"

Full-Body Scanners Come To LAX

The Daily Breeze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Airline passengers pulled aside for a secondary security screening at Los Angeles International Airport may feel a little more exposed this summer. ...