Author Archives: takingsenseaway

On Security Theater and the Ebola Panic

I wrote a piece for Vanity Fair on security theater and Ebola.

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Article in The Guardian

I have a Sunday Op-Ed in The Guardian today, involving the War on Terror, Hollywood plots, and the Syria campaign. I’m on Twitter here.

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And Now for Something Completely Different

I’ve mentioned before that the TSA isn’t the only thing I write and make humor about: I’ve been doing this writing thing for a while. Here’s a piece I have published today: fun with academia, English Department tweediness, and something … Continue reading

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I Wrote an Op-Ed and it’s Published Today

It’s for The Guardian, and it’s here.

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TSA Discovers 81 Pounds of Marijuana in Passenger’s Luggage

A couple of my supervisors used to say, “If it’s just a nickel or a dime bag in someone’s luggage, pretend you don’t see it, because we’re not here to get people busted for miniscule amounts of weed.” 81 pounds … Continue reading

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How I Went Through BDL’s TSA Line Presenting as Vaguely Genderfuck and Didn’t Get Arrested

  (img) Guest blogger Batshua bat Yehonatan —- Over the past few months, I’ve been thinking more about presenting as genderfuck in my non-work time; namely, I’ve been thinking about packing. For anyone who doesn’t know me, let me make … Continue reading

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I Am Glad to Turn This Site Over to TSA Employees and Former TSA Employees for a While

Over the past year, I have received some interesting email from current and former TSA employees, expressing very real, legitimate, and non-“SSI”-divulging  concerns that the public has every right to know about, and which TSA screeners across the nation have … Continue reading

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