| Mar 17, 2011
| 9:02 PM
Now that the fury has quieted over those touchy-feely pat-downs and body scans, it's time to turn up the volume on how to truly reform airport security.
The U.S. Travel Association, the tourism industry's key Washington lobbying group, did just that this...
| Nov 28, 2010
| 2:43 PM
The hubbub over revealing body scans and pat downs has once again elevated the debate over whether more airports should fire the government screeners and hire a private company to do the job instead.
But the privatization question has virtually nothing...
| Jun 28, 2011
The backdrop for my favorite science-fiction novels, Frank Herbert's "Dune" series, is something called the Butlerian Jihad. Some 10,000 years before the main events of the story take place, humanity rebelled against "thinking machines" —...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 5:53 PM
There's so much common sense coming out of the Transportation Security Administration these days you might hardly recognize the mammoth federal agency the next time you fly.
New this week at Orlando International Airport: children under 12 are no...
| Sep 5, 2011
Railroad police are on high alert for suicide bombers at Union Station in Chicago as the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks approaches this week, authorities said.
Based on intelligence that al-Qaida might attempt to strike again in the U.S.,...
| Dec 25, 2013
Don't think that Gina Marie Lindsey is up in an ivory control tower. This week, the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports will be joining an estimated 2.6 million passengers in the Christmas/New Year's scrum at LAX, on her own holiday travels....
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:05 PM
SACRAMENTO — Lots of gun rumblings. The blood keeps spilling. And the carnage spreads.
Start with the LAX shootings.
The gun used by the government-hater to kill a checkpoint screener and wound three others? It was the type of firearm that would...
| May 26, 2013
Republicans are not alone in their outrage that the Internal Revenue Service singled out tea party groups for extra scrutiny to their applications for nonprofit tax status. Nobody likes to be profiled.
The IRS folks should have known better. "You've got...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:14 PM
It may sound crazy that the Transportation Security Agents assigned to keep guns out of airports have no protection against anyone who brings a gun to a security checkpoint planning to use it. So when a man showed up Friday at Los Angeles International...
| Jul 19, 2014
Lou Ann Naples of Old Saybrook, a frequent traveler, says she never checks her baggage at an airport without securing it with a Tumi lock recognized by the Transportation Security Administration.
When she picked up her luggage at Southwest Florida...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Now that the Transportation Security Administration's Pre-Check program is open for application to any American, its reach is growing quickly: Eight airport enrollment centers have opened nationally since November, and at least 40 more are expected by the...