Is there anything the federal government doesn’t mandate?

As soon as next year, a driver’s license may no longer be enough for airline passengers to clear security in some states, if the Department of Homeland Security has its way.Federal officials said they would soon determine whether Transportation Security Administration agents would start enforcing a 10-year-old law that requires states to comply with a set of federal standards when issuing driver’s licenses.

Via T.S.A. Moves Closer to Rejecting Some State Driver’s Licenses for Travel @ The New York Times

Money for nothing

“Over a decade of experience has shown that the nationalization of airport screening under the Bush administration was a mistake. Let’s learn from reforms abroad, and bring in the private sector to boost the quality of our aviation security system.” Via After Another Failure, Time to Privatize TSA @ Cato @ Liberty.

Rand Paul calls for end of TSA

Well past time. “The American people shouldn’t be subjected to harassment, groping, and other public humiliation simply to board an airplane. As you may have heard, I have some personal experience with this, and I’ve vowed to lead the charge to fight back,” Paul wrote at the top of a C4L fundraising pitch, according to…