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TSAstroturf: The Washington Lobbyists and Koch-Funded Libertarians Behind the TSA Scandal

Not just the Libertarians

The ACLU received over 900 complaints about the TSA screening in November alone, according to this source. Complaints about the TSA come from all over the political spectrum, not just the Libertarians. I agree with Glenn Greenwald. And for that matter, I agree with the Libertarians on this issue.

John Farley

Henderson, NV

Nov 27 2010 - 11:02am

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I first began subscribing to The Nation as a college student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison almost thirty years ago. I hardly recognize you any more. Over the last seven years I've subscribed off and on, but now I am saying Goodbye!

First there was Bernard Avishai's July piece "Against Boycott and Divestment," in which he equated "great corporations" with great universities as "teaching institutions" and referred positively to the Sullivan Principles... where was he during the 1980s? Of course I forgave The Nation, because I realized that Avishai's piece was a joke and a dry bone thrown to the Zionists who read the magazine. It was so poorly argued and conceived, this article seeking to defend Israeli corporations and the so-called Israeli "center," as to be laughable!

But now we get The Nation's "investigative" attack piece on one John Tyner. What a load of crap... have you no decency, any regard for civil liberties?? Goodbye and good riddance!

G.B. Wood

Seattle, WA

Nov 25 2010 - 2:07am

TSAstroturf: The Washington Lobbyists and Koch-Funded Libertarians Behind the TSA Scandal

So what else Is new?

Assuming the content of this article is factual, a question arises: Weren't the Plessy v. Ferguson, Scopes, and Rosa Parks cases also planned and carried out as parts of larger agendas rather than being merely spontaneous grassroots acts of resistance against legally segregated trains, the banning of the teaching of evolution, and back-of-the-bus seating for black people? Such premeditated and coordinated protests are as American as apple pie. Is your beef here that you just don't like the ideology of these particular organizers? Also, how disappointing to see The Nation side with the intrusive State. You've come a long way from your anti-statist roots.

Sheldon Richman

near Little Rock, AK

Nov 24 2010 - 8:26am