Mr. Fallows, in his deceptively mild-mannered manner, writes:

Fair-minded, fact-driven, and reportorial as we always are, Jeffrey Goldberg and I have sent in requests for a "let's hear the other side" interview with John Pistole, the head of TSA; and I've tried to reach the agency's famously upbeat "Blogger Bob," in hopes of a back-and-forth on questions about the new procedures. (Blogger Bob tends to refer to criticisms of any tactic with, "it just makes good security sense.") So far no luck on either front.

 

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