Flying and Radiation Risks

In the aftermath of the foiled “underwear bomber” attack on Christmas Day, there’s a major push to install whole-body X-ray scanning machines at airport screening areas. It’s being led by former Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, now a paid consultant for a...
Spying on our Own Folks

Spying on our Own Folks

Though our terrorists Have mean intent; Our biggest danger’s From dissent. Made it again. Onto and off of a plane, that is. Not everyone does. Immigration authorities held two members of my recent delegation to Haiti for hours. There was no clear reason for that and...

Fly the Unfriendly Skies, if You Dare

Before the old year passes out of sight and I’ve broken the last of my New Year’s resolutions, I’d like to relieve myself of a few opinions I didn’t unload when I should have. For example: The Friendly Skies: I have never been a great fan of flying, an experience I...