Justices Overturn Key Campaign Limits
– On the decision: "The dissenters said allowing corporate money to flood the political marketplace will corrupt democracy." We've long since passed that milestone. Personally, I am finding that national politics is becoming increasingly irrelevant. Local activism is where it's at.
Rothsay embraces energy challenge
– Good stuff happening only 30 miles away. We should be setting such a challenge for our own city, energy company grant or not. I'm no economist, but the true social + economic + environmental payback would be far greater than the initial cost.
Is aviation security mostly for show?
– "A terrorist attack cannot possibly destroy a country's way of life; it's only our reaction to that attack that can do that kind of damage. The more we undermine our own laws, the more we convert our buildings into fortresses, the more we reduce the freedoms and liberties at the foundation of our societies, the more we're doing the terrorists' job for them." Brilliant.
Notes from the No Lone Zone
– A fascinating tour of a Titan II ICBM launch complex. That kin of these still dot North Dakota intrigues and terrifies me.
Giant Eagle ends optical, shop-scan services
– The Personal Shopper program, a source of personal joy and frustration during my time in Pittsburgh, is ending. Had they done a better job of restricting the use of the self-service checkouts, I'm sure it would have been a bigger hit.