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  • TSA reforms are urgently needed

    TSA reforms are urgently needed
    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...
  • Kassab: Privatize TSA? Security still a concern

    Kassab: Privatize TSA? Security still a concern
    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...
  • Goldberg: Rage against the TSA machine

    Goldberg: Rage against the TSA machine
    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" —...
  • Finally, some common sense from TSA

    Finally, some common sense from TSA
    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...
  • Railroad police on high alert as Sept. 11 anniversary approaches

    Railroad police on high alert as Sept. 11 anniversary approaches
    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.,...
  • Gina Marie Lindsey: She's piloting LAX into the 21st century

     Gina Marie Lindsey: She's piloting LAX into the 21st century
    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....
  • Governor, Californians split on gun legislation

    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...
  • Right-wing reflex: Blame Obama first

    Right-wing reflex: Blame Obama first
    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...
  • Should we arm TSA agents?

    Should we arm TSA agents?
    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...
  • Kevin Hunt: She Wants TSA To Pay For Missing Luggage Lock, Damage

    Kevin Hunt: She Wants TSA To Pay For Missing Luggage Lock, Damage
    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...
  • About your TSA fingerprints

    About your TSA fingerprints
    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...