Citing "national security," the federal government is growing increasingly censor-y. Last year, it completely rejected more than one-third of freedom of information requests, and partially redacted others.
- Describing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sodas as "arbitrary and capricious," a state judge permanently enjoined the law's enforcement. That same "arbitrary and capricious" standard would seem to be a nice starting point for gutting most laws …
- The United Nations announced that the armistice halting the Korean War is still in place, no matter what North Korea, a party to that war, says. Ummm … Logically, that would seem— Never mind. It's the U.N.
- Afghanistan's President Karzai accused the United States of having a shared interest with the Taliban in destabilizing his country. We're still there because …?
- Donald Trump found a way back into the headlines by offering to personally fund White House tours. No word on whether he gets to hang a portrait of himself on the wall as a condition.
- You know who wanted a total ban on handguns? Richard Nixon. Which is, obviously, an endorsement of the policy.
- Veterans of America's various and sundry military conflicts are having a hell of a time getting their benefits, and face long waits that can stretch to well over a year, with the situation getting worse.
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