Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a sin tax on violent video games. Similar ideas have been floated recently in Texas, Wisconsin, Louisiana, and New Mexico, among other places; Texas ended up adopting a subtler system, in which the legislature created a video game subsidy and steered the money toward efforts that meet the state's "general standards of decency." I hope that means some programmer in Austin is making a game that lets you smoke some weed with Willie Nelson, hook up with Anna Nicole Smith, and then head down to the Alamo for a bloody standoff with Santa Anna.
So far, it's been silence from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and others.
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Don't the authorities have better things to do with their time right now?