A superb essay, by an airline pilot, on airport security. To me, this is the most important contention:
In the end, I’m not sure which is more troubling, the inanity of the existing regulations or the average American’s acceptance of them. These ineffective protocols have solidified into what appears to be indefinite policy, part and parcel of a greater security-industrial complex, with little or no opposition. There ought to be a tide of opposition rising up against this mania. Where is it? At its loudest, the voice of the traveling public is one of grumbly resignation. The op-ed pages are silent, the pundits have nothing meaningful to say.
Couldn’t have said it better myself.