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Common sense loses twice

Written April 29th, 2013 by

  Two federal organizations have thrown in the towel and given up on making sensible changes in their routines. Under pressure from Congress, the Postal Service decided it had to keep delivering the mail on Saturdays. And the Transportation Security Administration, under pressure from flight attendants and their union, backed off its decision to allow people […]


Pocket knives on planes, continued

Written March 16th, 2013 by

It’s hard to believe some of the nervous nellies in the airline business. They are pressuring the Transportation Security Administration to reverse its decision to let passengers keep their small pocket knives starting April 25. From the start of civil aviation until shortly after 9/11, passengers could carry all the knives they wanted and no […]

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The TSA and pocket knives

Written March 7th, 2013 by

Now that the Transportation Security Administration will allow airline passsengers to keep their small pocket knives, maybe other federal agencies will see the light as well. The TSA decision aroused the ire of unions representing airline workers as well as family members of people killed on 9/11. Their chagrin is understandable, but still the TSA made the right […]

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