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  • Honolulu Lulu - The Plot Thickens

    By Art Kosatka - Tuesday October 25, 2011
    I had to rewrite this column at the last moment. Originally, the story centered on the news reports from Honolulu Int’l Airport: TSA was quoted as “moving to fire” 36 TSOs for not screening luggage of certain airlines for explosives. This was...
  • Bosom Buddy's Butt Bomb

    By Art Kosatka - Tuesday October 25, 2011
    Yes, that’s what I said. It’s rare in this or any other business that one gets to publicly utter the phrase “butt bombs” without a snickering reference to certain natural functions. This is one of those times. Welcome to my world. There is...
  • Down The Rabbit Hole

    By Art Kosatka - Tuesday October 25, 2011
    As soon as I submit one of these columns, I begin to collect items of possible interest for the next one, due a scant 30 days away. Some are several paragraphs extracted from extended news articles, some are links to IG and GAO reports about TSA and DHS...
  • TSA - One Step at a Time

    By Art Kosatka - Tuesday October 25, 2011
    As I write this, just prior to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I’m making a conscious effort to not write yet another retrospective piece. It continues to be done by so many more thoughtful and talented journalists that I cannot improve upon them, nor...
  • Another Pilot Program; Another Poke in GA’s Eye

    By Art Kosatka - Monday October 24, 2011
    The media has been all over the recent TSA announcement about testing “risk-based” passenger screening at four airports – ATL, DFW, DTW and MIA – so I won’t belabor the details, except to note that it is very much a “trusted traveler...