The San Francisco Chronicle has the story of a reserve police deputy who whistleblew and was let go for it.
Homicide rates in Juarez are plummeting as someone finally won the war. Matthew Yglesias points out that when drug cartels are actually cartels, public safety wins.
The government (working on behest of Amazon) and publishers (working with Apple) have apparently reached a settlement. I haven’t been following this very closely, and I’m not sure of all the legalities involved, but I do like the result and think that it will be better all-around. My price point is a pretty firm $10, so this may lead me to purchase more ebooks.
Montana’s first registered marijuana “caregiver” died in federal prison last month.
Josh Barro describes this election as the Poor vs Old election. It’s interesting how, just twelve years ago, Democrats were competitive with the aged vote. Now the GOP has to figure out how they’re going to replace them. And, of course, hoping they live until November.
Shelby County, Tennessee (home of Memphis) is trying to identify the authors behind anonymous comments on the paper’s website.
First they came for the cigarettes, then the soft drinks, and now baby formula.
Dana Albert writes about Lance Armstrong and Eminem. There have been a ridiculous number of pro-Lance advertisements on local TV. Either they do it nationally or they consider Arapaho to be a winning market to run the ads. It appears to be working enough that there are letters to the editor in local papers on the matter. To be honest, I care less that Lance Armstrong cheated than that they moved heaven and earth to never actually prove it. I am inclined to give him a pass for the same reason that I give ARod a pass: the methodology in which exposure occurred is more repulsive to me than the underlying crime, in both cases committed by countless others.
Obama’s Race to the Top penalizes smaller school districts. These are the sorts of things that lead beneficiary small-population states to look askance at the federal government. Policies are often geared towards assumptions that don’t apply out here.
A man in Florida stole a doctor’s ID and practiced for a year.