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WATCH: Activist Taunts Ray Kelly For Stop And Frisks And Protecting 'White Heterosexual Males'

Posted 12.01.2011 | New York

This week Police Commissioner Ray Kelly received two blunt reminders from students and protestors that he isn't exactly a favorite in the eyes of civi...

New Airport Security Rules For Kids Announced

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Children 12 years old and younger soon will no longer be required to remove their shoes at airport security checkpoints, Homeland S...

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.

TSA, Airlines Tread Carefully On Religious Expression

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service Air travelers want to feel safe, and federal security officials want to make sure they actually are saf...

TSA Boss: New Pat-Downs Are MORE Invasive

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Despite a deluge of complaints over intrusive pat-downs and revealing airport scans, the government is betting Americans would rath...

My Top Ten (Okay, Eleven) Jokes of 2010

Jane Condon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jane Condon

I bought a new Mac computer this winter. They give you some free lessons. Like how to organize your iPhotos. What I learned was -- I need a better looking family!

How the Indignity of "Junk Touching" TSA Pat Downs Strikes a Shared Nerve

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

What has emerged from the TSA pat down kerfuffle is recognition that it is psychologically demeaning to be subjected to physical touching of private areas of the body by someone not invited to do so.

Pat-down Protesters Tangled With the TSA Online

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

The TSA's website hosts a fellow nicknamed "Blogger Bob" who's responsible for debunking perceived myths about airport security. Sometimes Bob is right. Other times the TSA doesn't help itself by appearing to muddy the truth further.

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.

A Thanksgiving Plot Most Fowl

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

With this report, we are forwarding all available information about a potentially disruptive air-travel incident which occurred in our sector at or about 0730 Thursday morning. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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.

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.

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.

Airport Body Scanner Fatwa: TSA Scans Violate Modesty, Muslim Groups Say

Detroit Free Press | By Niraj Warikoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Saying that body scanners violate Islamic law, Muslim-American groups are supporting a "fatwa" -- a religious ruling -- that forbids Muslims from goin...