Let’s give the Transportation Security Administration one last chance.
After the release of a Government Accountability Office report that revealed widespread TSA employee misconduct, including screeners involved in theft and drug smuggling, public sentiment is squarely on the side of a top-to-bottom overhaul that could privatize or dismantle the agency assigned to protect America’s transportation systems.
But today, just a few days after the 9/11 anniversary, is not the time to talk about the end of the TSA. This is the moment to take account of the failings of one of America’s least-loved agencies, and to say: Our patience has its limits; it’s almost up. Read more “Our patience with the TSA is almost up”
Here’s a question everyone should be asking after last week’s stunning verdict against Andrea Abbott, the Nashville mother who tried to stop TSA agents from patting down her teenage daughter: Where do travelers turn when they have a legitimate grievance against the agency charged with protecting America’s transportation systems? Read more “Is this the only way to change the TSA?”
On this Independence Day weekend, with a week’s worth of truly outrageous TSA news behind us, I think it’s time to ask a simple “What if?” question: How good could this agency be? And what would it take to get it there?
Some have suggested the entire TSA should be eliminated (I have a time or two) but let’s say, for argument’s sake, that instead of defunding this dysfunctional federal agency and sending its 58,401 employees packing, it’s reformed under the next administration.