Security theater and The TSA
The TSA is a bungling bureaucracy whose main purpose is to justify their own existence. They are a budget looking for a purpose. The latest in a series of incidents demonstrates their uselessness as a security organization. They have failed to stop any real threats. The reward for failure appears to be an expansion of power. They have moved beyond airports, and are now conducting roving inspections of trains, busses and highways. This expansion of their mission when they have been so useless at airport security is dangerous and wrong. For $8.1 billion a year, they inconvenience and humiliate millions of passengers, and put on a great show of security with no increase in safety.