I love the comic Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis. I also love our system of justice in which cases of negligence or neglect of duty are punishable by fines and lawsuits. But there’s definitely something to Sunday’s cartoon about the explosion of safety extremism as a reaction to torts, so I thought I’d share. (You can click on the image to make it larger):
Nevada’s political establishment may think the recent Tesla incentive deal is the greatest thing since the repeal of the state’s usury law to attract a giant credit-card processing center to town, but outside the Silver State, the reaction is a bit more jaundiced.
The Senate’s initial vote last week on a proposed constitutional amendment to allow Congress to regulate campaign fundraising and spending was somewhat confusing: It passed 79-18, well in excess of the 60 votes needed to begin debate, and the 66 needed for final passage.
A slow-moving first day at the Tesla special session lasted until well after dark. It looks like another long one today, too.
In a completely foreseeable development, at least one other company is now asking for incentives to expand its existing Nevada operation.
What is state government for?
Opponents of gay marriage argued in court Monday that it would lead to family breakdowns, but advocates for equality said those arguments don’t hold legal or logical water.