The TSA may be concealing the reason for this policy for security reasons, or it may just be taking the easy route: if you don’t explain a position, you don’t have to defend your reasoning. Instead, Richtel ends up citing two security experts, including Bruce Schneier — who the TSA successfully kicked off a critical Congressional panel last month, likely avoiding other unanswerable questions about its practices – who claim the distinction is a result of 'security theater.' According to one unnamed expert, who claims to have worked with the Department of Homeland Security in the past, it’s simply 'giving people a sense that something is being done to protect them.'" - Kashmir Hill for Forbes, full story immediately below.
TSA & Travel Freedom:
Bloomberg - High-Speed Rail Takes Californians for a Ride
Huffington Post - Are TSA Agents Too Rude?
Chicago Tribune - CISPA Legislation Seen by Many as SOPA 2.0
War on Drugs:
Washington Post – Latin American Countries Pursue Alternatives to U.S. Drug War
The New American – Broad Coalition of Journalists and Activists Join in Legal Challenge to NDAA
The New York Times - Multiple Bombings Strike Afghanistan
Detroit Free Press - IRS Chief Warns of Congressional Inaction on Taxes
Reason - The States and Unemployment
Washington Post - More Details on GSA Employee Awards Store
Washington Post – Health-Care Law Will Add $340 Billion to Deficit, New Study Finds