Commentary

Voluntary Air Marshals

I wonder which has improved safety moreââ?¬â??all the money the government has poured into airport security or passengers’ increased willingness to subdue troublemakers. Case in point: A Texas man who disrupted a United Airlines flight from Hawaii was subdued with the help of passengers and duct tape. Maybe even drunken rock stars will now think twice before stepping out of line at 30,000 feet.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.