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Why I Still Opt Out

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Michael Morgenstern

The TSA inspires a culture of fear. The indignities we are made to suffer at airports are a manifestation of a government that does not trust its people, and believes that the way to security is to encourage us not to trust each other.

Scientists Question TSA Scanners Safety

ProPublica | Michael Grabell | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living

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TSA Needs Entrepreneurs

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Francine Hardaway

Since I am always scanned or felt up in airports because of a the metal in my hip replacement, I purposely violate the rules for carry-on luggage. Most of the time, my bags go right through on the belt.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Full-Body Scan.

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Aemilia Scott

In the media pile-on over the TSA's new scanning procedures, the loudest voice has been the one crying foul over personal exposure through imaging and...

Janet's Choice: One Checkpoint, Two Evils

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Jacobs

I don't have to fly anywhere this Thanksgiving. But I'm not looking forward to the new "choose your own adventure" awaiting me next time I board a plane.

Checkpoint: Backscatter Fears and Naked Aggression

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jan McGirk

Americans on the go are increasingly upset about the intrusiveness of airport sercurity. Perhaps lessons can be learned by examining the health effects on Palestinians who have for years submitted to similar security checks.

Full Body Scanners: From Airports to the Streets?

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Stanley

Andy Greenberg at Forbes.com reported yesterday that company representatives told him that backscatter X-rays mounted in vans that can be driven arou...

Full-Body Scans v. Nude Screenings: A Back-of-the-Envelope Calculation

David Colarusso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Colarusso

I'm currently trapped in an airport terminal waiting for my delayed flight, and in the wake of the Christmas day terrorist attempt, I can't help but ponder the question of full-body scans.