Stop Thanking the TSA: the government shutdown is not making flying more dangerous

Don’t thank them for coming in to work, the TSA has never made air travel safer.

The United State government has been in a limited shutdown for over a month now. Over 800,000 federal employees are furloughed and many are being asked to show up to work anyway on the promise that they’ll be eventually paid, tens of thousands of Transportation Security Adminstration (TSA) workers among them. In the meantime, the news has been chock full with…



Recovering political consultant, cynic.

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