Ostensibly the Transportation Security Administration exists to keep Americans safe when they fly. In reality it’s a bureaucratic nightmare which never should have been created in the first place. Consider what the TSA has done to pilots and air marshals to put you at risk.
What is it going to take to turn this stupidity around and to start focusing on what it takes to make flying really safe? Once again we have established an entrenched bureaucracy that costs billions of dollars and does little, as any cost-benefit analysis would show.