New York City's campaign finance system, often lauded as the best in the nation, is under attack. The United States Supreme Court may be about to severely curtail the role of public financing in elections.
It looked as if a coalition cobbled together from Republicans and Democrats was ready to make a deal on immigration reform. Then succeeding elections, a shift in power and an economy that shed millions of jobs changed the calculus around future immigration.
The Arizona state legislature is considering legislation that would give Gov. Jan Brewer the right to establish an armed force, the Arizona state guard, to back her up for whatever the governor considers "necessary."
Since I am always scanned or felt up in airports because of a the metal in my hip replacement, I purposely violate the rules for carry-on luggage. Most of the time, my bags go right through on the belt.