States Can Stop NSA By Refusing Utilities?

I have to admit, the thought of a state bringing down a massive Federal program—any Federal program—is what makes my leg tingle, to use Chris Matthews description. Some “activists” are advocating that Utah save the Republic from the NSA. The National Security Agency has an Achilles heel, according to some anti-surveillance activists. The key vulnerability, according to members of the OffNow coalition of advocacy groups: The electronic spy agency’s reliance on local utilities. The activists Read more […]

Bureaucrats to become businessmen?

Washington State is beginning to realize that “broke” actually means broke, as in, “out of money.” Governor Christine Gregoire is considering cost-saving steps, including being the first state in the country to cut state park funding to zero. Of course, the $94 million savings would be a drop in the bucket for a state that is $3 billion in the red, but at least it is a move in the right direction. What this means—according to Don Hoch, the Director of Washington State Parks—is that Read more […]