The Solomon Scandals
The D.C. newspaper novel, the media,the Washington area, tech and other surrealism: David Rothman at large

Update: The sale is still on through early April—Scandals’s rank went from the hundreds of thousands to 1K. I paid $1.50 a few weeks ago to take a WiFi-equipped bus down from Boston to Washington, D.C. On the way to the bus station, the taxi driver—from Nigeria, of all places—told me the fare was a […]

I’ll leave the graphic Orwellian details to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, but the Transportation Security Administration has finally outdone itself in the crotch region—well, Americans’ crotch regions. The idea is to bully travelers into submitting to “back-scatter” scans to avoid invasive pat-downs. Modern technology lets the TSA undress you. “Security theater,”  argue Goldberg and others, […]