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Naked X-Rays at BWI

First they came to Phoenix. Then they came to New York and Los Angeles. Now they’ve come to Baltimore. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff last month unveiled a new screening system being tested at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The $2.1 million pilot program at BWI, called Checkpoint Evolution, features “whole body imaging” machines that give Security… Read More Naked X-Rays at BWI

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Smithsonian Museums

Last week I enjoyed a kind of homecoming as I played tourist in my adopted home city of Washington, D.C. I started off at the National Gallery of Art, where one of my favorite pieces is Van Gogh’s Vase with Roses: Standing inches from the painting is a brush with greatness. Since it is not… Read More Smithsonian Museums

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Naked X-Rays at JFK and LAX

Tyrants Snooping on Americans (TSA) are apparently enjoying those naked X-rays at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. They’ve decided to share the peep show with their brethren at John F. Kennedy International and Los Angeles International Airports. TSA snoops at those airports begin using “whole body imaging” machines this week, chief peeper Kip Hawley told Congress… Read More Naked X-Rays at JFK and LAX