Screenings have gone up more than 200 percent since mid-April but remain a mere fraction of daily screenings from pre-pandemic times.
There’s no clear gain in using facial scans for travelers, but the privacy consequences are real.
The TSA is incompetent at making people safer, plus privatization would take away the TSA’s growing political leverage. What’s not to like?
It’s bad enough that the TSA wastes our time, needlessly gobbles up hours of our day. But kids shouldn’t be props in its Security Theater.
People keep asking whether Trump’s executive order is constitutional. But it’s not just about what the government can do—it’s about what it should do.
If TSA searches often violate the Fourth Amendment without yielding security benefits to the country, they need to make changes to their safety procedures.
Underlying people’s complaints about the economics of cronyist or regulated environments such as airports is the feeling that capitalism oppresses them.
The Ebola travel ban debate reminds us that the fatal conceit of technocracy is the assumption that dynamic systems like human society are controllable.
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