iOS app Android app

Tsa Pat Downs

Jason Linkins

'Junk-Touching' In Perspective | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What an extraordinary thing it would be if every segment on the news that focused on someone having their wangs touched by the TSA was matched by an interview with Maher Arar.

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...

Is Whole-Body Airport Screening Harmful To Travelers With Illness And Disabilities?

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Most TSA screeners aren't accustomed, as are doctors and nurses, to seeing people's medical baggage -- colostomies, stumps and other disfigurements that are usually concealed under a person's clothing.

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...

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...

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.

Baa Baa Baa

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

If you want to know what government controlled health care will be like, look at the Orwellian mess at any American airport.

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.

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...

Cheap Thrills and National Security

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

You have to excuse me if I laugh, but all this public consternation over TSA pat-downs is silly. And it seems to me that those who scream the loudest...

TSA Says Flight Attendants Can Skip Scanners

The Huffington Post/AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Flights attendants are joining pilots in getting to skip the new enhanced security procedures at airports. The Transportation Security Administration...

PHOTOS: What Do The TSA Agents Think About The Pat-Down?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Editor's Note: Due to editorial consideration with respect to third party sourcing, we have removed this post....

WATCH: TSA Pats Down Young, Half-Naked Boy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The furor over the seemingly ridiculous TSA patdowns is reaching a fever pitch, and the Obama administration came back in full force over the weekend,...

'SNL' Nails The TSA Pat-Downs: 'It's Our Business To Touch Yours' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night's "Saturday Night Live" did one of the best parodies of the controversial TSA pat-downs yet, turning flyers' fears of unwanted touch into a...

UPDATE: TSA Will Work To Make Pat-Downs Less Invasive, John Pistole Says

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The head of the agency responsible for airport security, facing protests from travelers and pressure from the White House, appeared...

Clinton: We Need To 'Strike The Right Balance' With TSA Patdowns

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Would Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton like to submit to one of those security pat-downs at airports? "Not if I could avo...

TSA At The 'Tipping Point': Passenger Anger At Airport Pat-Downs Threatens To Boil Over

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

How did an agency created to protect the public become the target of so much public scorn? After nine years of funneling travelers into ever longer l...

TSA Forces Cancer Survivor To Show Prosthetic Breast

MSNBC | Suzanne Choney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A longtime Charlotte, N.C., flight attendant and cancer survivor told a local television station that she was forced to show her prosthetic breast du...

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...

John Pistole, TSA Chief, Defends Much-Criticized Security Techniques

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The head of the Transportation Security Administration says the close-quarter body inspections causing a furor among some passenger...

Hold Firm TSA; We're With You

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Josh Shahryar

Dear TSA: In the fight to keep America safe, don't leave a single boob unturned. And next time you see a well-endowed man, remember, it could be a stick of dynamite.