When the Minnesota Vikings faced off against the Green Bay Packers last weekend in Minneapolis, the big story wasn't that the Vikings defeated the Pack to secure a wildcard berth. It was, strangely, the TSA.
I can think of seven things about airport security that I love -- and that I think you will, too. As one of the busiest travel weeks of the year begins today, let's review them.
The Department of Homeland Security's "If You See Something, Say Something" public awareness campaign stresses the critical importance of reporting suspicious activity. A corporate culture that promotes See Something, Say Something can generate lifesaving results.
A new report from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) finds that--no surprise--there's lots of waste and excess in homeland security spending. An armored pers...
If a nut case sees the innuendo loaded Jihadi ad in the subway, and sees a woman next to it, be it a Muslim, Sikh, Catholic, Hindu or other, he is tempted to hurt that woman, the woman can scream that she is not a Muslim. Do the nuts know any difference? What if she is a Muslim?
You'd think the TSA would do something about the wave of iPad thefts reported this spring. But instead, it has apparently done nothing. And the problem may be far bigger than a recent investigation suggests.
In an effort to boost tourism from emerging economies, an executive order this year aimed to increase visa approvals from Brazil. International travel stimulates the American economy, but hopefully not at the expense of our homeland security.
Eleven years later, it's as visceral as ever. The sound, the smell, the fear -- it'll never leave me. But what also won't is the overwhelming feeling of pride I had in my country following the attacks.
Monday, June 19th I have breakfast downstairs in the hotel's Raffles coffee shop, with Bob Michel of my publisher Hachette. He's responsible for int...
In the latest sign of trouble for the Homeland Security Department's inspector general, the watchdog agency removed five oversight reports from its website last week pending an internal review of a possible conflict of interest involving the wife of the office's top official.
Our language has been the rhetoric of fighting disease, fighting crime, fighting terrorists, fighting debt, fighting illegals and fighting drugs. We are thus engaged in the politics of protection. We have focused on averting disaster, on not losing what we have.
The TSA relies on the work of unwitting accomplices like pollsters who ask irresponsible questions and tourists who offer uninformed answers to a survey. Without them, convincing the flying public that these allegedly unconstitutional airport searches are for their own good, would be considerably more difficult.
The movements of half a century ago for civil rights and against the Vietnam War -- at once nonviolent and assertively political -- should have taught us that such an America is worth fighting for.
It's easy for Congress to show it cares about American security, the American economy and American manufacturing. All it takes is a vote to secure and upgrade a dam. And, you know, the rest of the nation's infrastructure.
President Obama and candidate Romney should have the guts to talk about gun control issue now, and blowhards like Chris Christie should at least have the courage to keep his big mouth shut.
The difference between public statements and internal documents has raised concerns among agents inside the beleaguered Homeland Security Department, which will be the focus of a planned House subcommittee hearing next month.