Joanne McNeil

Air Marshal Law

 

WASHINGTON — We are fast approaching the third anniversary of September 11, but commercial airline cockpits are hardly any more secure. Air marshals are proving wonderfully ineffective and the plan to arm pilots has not fared so well. Sen. Jim Bunning and Barbara Boxer — Barbara Boxer! — have introduced a bill to curb the […]

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Smokescreening

 

The recently released results of a Transportation Security Administration pilot program show that privately-run airport screeners are as effective as federal operations — which is to say they perform in an equally poor manner. Then again, due to TSA constraints on the private screeners, this lackluster outcome did not come as a surprise to anyone. […]

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