Item 1: Kip Hawley says that the TSA may reduce size restrictions on liquids. You’ll still have to take them out of your bag, but they can be larger than three ounces. The reasons — so he states — are that technologies are getting better, not that the threat is reduced.
I’m skeptical, of course. But read his post; it’s interesting.
Item 3: The Atlantic is holding a contest, based on Hawley’s comment that the TSA is basically there to catch stupid terrorists:
And so, a contest: How would the Hawley Principle of Federally-Endorsed Mediocrity apply to other government endeavors?
Not the same as my movie-plot threat contest, but fun all the same.
Item 4: What would the TSA make of this?