Monthly Archives: January 2011

Distracted walking? There’s a law for that

The earphone cops are coming. Legislators in New York and Arkansas are fiddling with proposals to penalize distracted pedestrians. Specifically targeted are people texting while walking or those jogging with headphones. The crackdown on pedestrians follows a surge of legislation … Read More

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Gun-control bills probably dead on arrival

Gun-control advocates are pushing a bill in Congress to ban high-capacity ammo magazines, but it seems obvious the legislation won’t get anywhere anytime soon. President Obama and many congressional Democrats are wary of inciting the National Rifle Association lobby heading … Read More

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Uncle Sam saves a little Utah flower

Federal agencies are trumpeting their 25-year successful program to bring back a Utah desert flower from the brink of extinction. The Maguire daisy has been removed from the government’s endangered species list. Protection began in 1985 after the flower’s survival … Read More

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Why we will keep right on arming the mentally ill

It’s past time for us to do something to get guns out of the hands of crazy people. But it won’t happen, because we’re collectively bat-guano nuts ourselves. I’ll just say it: The Arizona shooter (I’m not going to use … Read More

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