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I Got Through Airport Security With Someone Else's Plane Ticket

Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.30.2014 | Travel
Rebecca Adams

I honestly didn't plan to put the airport security system to the test. I was just really tired and didn't notice that the name on the ticket wasn't mi...

'How Can I Legally Show The TSA My Penis Now?'

Posted 01.29.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert got some alarming news recently: That the TSA is eliminating their controversial full body scanner machines, replacing them with scann...

The TSA Gets Touchy With Solange's Hair

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.16.2012 | Black Voices

Just when you thought all of that TSA hair frisking nonsense was over, now comes news that Solange Knowles' curly mane has experienced its very own "D...

O'Hare, Other Major Airports To Ditch 'Strip Search' Body Scanners

Posted 10.24.2012 | Chicago

Faster lines and less-invasive security screenings are on the horizon for passengers traveling through O'Hare International Airport. The TSA annou...

Andrea Stone

What Americans Really Think About The TSA | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.09.2012 | Travel

Forget the latest horror story about the Transportation Security Administration. A majority of Americans think the TSA is alright, according to a new ...

The Lady's Guide To The TSA

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel
Tamara Shayne Kagel

Perhaps if we all adhered to some simple Security Manners, our lines will move a little swifter.

WATCH: Are We Spending Too Much On The TSA?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.12.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

When the agency charged with protecting America's transportation systems unplugs the last scanner and wheels it out of the airport terminal, TSA will have to answer to the American taxpayers about its latest failure.

Is This What The TSA Means By 'Zero Tolerance'?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.24.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

When it comes to the TSA's theft problem, "Finders keepers doesn't apply when you are a public servant and have the public's trust," says one cops.

Boston TSA Starts New Israeli Screening Approach

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.04.2011 | Travel

Boston's TSA screeners will be watching travelers a little bit more closely starting next week. Under a new pilot program kicking off in a little o...

TSA Critics, Here's Hope

Kip Hawley | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Kip Hawley

Anybody can bludgeon the many shortcomings and foibles at TSA, and there will be plenty more opportunities in the future. But now is the time to give some positive reinforcement to a sensible attempt at innovation.

TSA Working To 'Strengthen & Improve' Pre-Flight Screening Practices

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.13.2011 | Travel

The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday a pilot program to enhance the agency's pre-flight screening capabilities and expedite s...

"Travelling States of Emergency" Unmasked: Did British Colonial Repression Tactics Inspire the American DHS?

Naomi Wolf | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

New research suggests that British colonial rule was a laboratory of the very repressive tactics and the same soundbites that we are seeing at home now in the United States. The past is prologue.

Maureen Dowd Understands the Problem . . . Here's the Solution.

Justin P. Oberman | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Justin P. Oberman

If road warriors are going to return to lace-up shoes, if little kids are going to leave their Velcro in place, and if our grandmothers are going to be able to pack one fewer pair of pumps, we need an airport screening system that identifies potential threats.

Being Pragmatic in Securing Our Homeland

Sen. Tom Carper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Tom Carper

To effectively protect American travelers, our airports need a layered, multifaceted approach to security that is nimble enough to respond to a variety of threats. The proper training of TSA officials is vital to this.

TSA Scandal Being Fueled By Lobbyists Behind-The-Scenes

The Nation | Mark Ames & Yasha Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Does anyone else sense something strange is going on with the apparently spontaneous revolt against the TSA? This past week, the media turned an "ordi...

Emily Swanson

POLL: Public Says OK To TSA Scans, Divided On Pat-Downs | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new poll released on Wednesday shows that most adults in the U.S. support the TSA's new electronic screening procedures, but a slight majority think...

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.