Homeland Insecurity


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TSA: Terror Sorority Alert

Seriously, I'm already way behind on other stuff—could the TSA stop doing stupid $&*# for maybe 48 hours? Is that possible? Today's report (thanks, Erika) is that thousands of passengers were delayed for hours at Hobby Airport in Houston, many…


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Morrissey Claims TSA Officer Groped Him

"Approve of the meat industry and you approve of Auschwitz. There is no difference." Here's something else the new TSA administrator needs to prioritize: the investigation into the recent alleged groping of Morrissey's junk at San Francisco International Airport. On…


New TSA Administrator Explains, Part II

Update: I did watch the rest of the hearing yesterday (see “New TSA Administrator to Explain How Agency Will Fail Differently From Now On” (July 29)), although to be honest I just sort of listened to it in the background while…



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Eric Holder Begins New Career in Comedy

Those of you wondering what Eric Holder would do now that he's no longer the Attorney General, wonder no more. He's apparently decided to do stand-up. Holder has always been sort of a card, as you probably recall. I personally…


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TSA Can Improve Aviation Worker Vetting

You think? The headline of this post is also the slightly understated title of this DHS Inspector General report, which notes that TSA failed to block someone on the terrorist watchlist from getting a job at an airport. And by…



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Other Things to Read!

Here are some reading recommendations for the holiday weekend (this assumes, of course, that you have already read carefully and in full each of the 3,396 posts and one book that I have spewed forth to date): Former federal prosecutor and…