Has the TSA Hijacked Security?

Current assessment procedures for risk, as performed by TSA, may not be the most efficient use of resources


Mr. Mica has tried -- and failed so far because of Democratic resistance -- to pass legislation making it easier for airports to switch to private companies. I hope he succeeds this fall, but I'm worried that the T.S.A. may sabotage him. Besides the plan to ease up on pocketknives, it's also considering a proposal to exempt members of Congress from such screenings.

I will concede that they're not terrorists. But nobody deserves to stand in that line more than the politicians who created it.

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