Steve Chapman on the TSA's Plan to Ruin Train Travel

Bureaucratic security is bad security.


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TSA has not shown itself to be exceptionally useful for thwarting terrorism. It has never caught a terrorist in its airport checkpoints or anywhere else, as far as anyone knows. But the bureaucratic urge to expand cannot be easily suppressed. Lacking evidence of its value in airline terminals, TSA is branching out to other places where it can be equally ineffective. As Steve Chapman points out, the TSA is expanding its presence to trains.