Leonard Pitts has a great article about the modern state of airport security, as revealed by the bunch of New York Daily News reporters who managed to smuggle contraband past the security checkpoints.
You know the part that scares me? Not just that someone managed to get weapons through security, but that journalists did. Not to dis my own, but we members of the Fourth Estate aren’t exactly known for our technical savvy and mechanical know-how. We’re the kind of folks who keep Jiffy Lube in business. If a bunch of English majors can breach airline security, anyone can.