Tagged: TSA

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Talking past one another on partisanship

Okay. So everyone is right and everyone is talking past one another. I responded to James Fallows yesterday, who was responding to Ross Douthat on his column about partisanship. Daniel Larison weighed in twice...

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Fallows on Douthat

Commenter Geoff Arnolds points us to this James Fallows piece. Fallows takes issue with the Douthat column I linked to earlier. Interestingly, in the entirety of the arguments laid out by Fallows, he somehow...

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The will of the people and other illusions

“It’s important to remember, though, that we’ve empowered the government to do this. We’ve decided, collectively, that our fears override our common sense, and we’ve accepted every step-up in security up to this point....

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Profiling, Political Correctness, and Airport Security

I must take issue with Erik’s recent post on airport security in which he argued for abolishing the TSA, replacing it with privatized airport security, and adopting an Israeli “profiling” approach to airport security. ...

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In which I agree with Andy McCarthy

More often than not, Andy McCarthy and I simply don’t see eye to eye. For instance, his whole-hearted support of the War on Terror, his refusal to call torture for what it is, and...

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The Nation defends TSA against Evil Koch Brothers

This Nation piece is a ludicrous exercise in silly partisanship. Mark Ames and Yasha Levine go to great length to show just how all this crazy outrage over TSA agents groping people – including...

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Security Theater in One Lesson

“What are all these people complaining about? It’s like getting an X-ray. I would do absolutely anything if it makes air travel safer.” “Okay, great. Just one more security measure, then. Would you kiss...

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The Remnant

A liberal relative of mine wrote recently on Facebook: I am probably about to get railed at, but here goes. I’m not sure I understand why people are more upset about being submitted to...

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The crazy misadventures of the TSA

Another fun TSA fail via Cory Doctorow (note, this is not Cory speaking, it is a letter from an anonymous soldier): So we’re in line, going through one at a time. One of our...

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In Which NJ Leads the Way on Freedoms

It’s a rare day indeed that I get to say this, but today I’m quite proud of my state’s elected representatives in the State House: State senators Michael J. Doherty (R- Hunterdon) and  James Beach...

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Why are Republicans Soft on Terror?

Seriously, I thought the Republicans were supposed to be protecting us from terrorists, cost what it may. And I thought the Dhimmicrat Party was the place for people like this: Did you know that...

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What sort of country do you want to live in?

Perhaps a country where airport security can inflict this upon your children: The reporter, also the father, has a pretty level-headed approach to this whole thing. I imagine I would have been arrested for...