Bumps In The Sky

A college kid showed how leaky air security is. After two years of fixing the system, how much safer are we?

A few days before a college kid named Nathaniel Heatwole got busted for acting like a would-be terrorist, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) conducted a poll and claims it received good news: most folks believe the agency is doing a decent job. According to the poll, which has not yet been published, about 90% of respondents who had recently flown said security at airports was "somewhat better to much better" than it was before 9/11. It's easy to see why. The federal screeners scanning our bodies, bags and shoes are often infallibly polite, and in their starched white shirts and pressed...

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