1. Tom Humphrey’s post about how all this “Washington’s wasteful ways” bullshit so popular among local politicians neglects to take into account that the only reason our state budget is balanced is because of Federal money. There is more federal money in our state budget than state money. Regardless of your political party, I think that should be disturbing to you. We’re not paying our own way. The Federal government is paying our way (and by extension, the whole nation) and yet we have the gall to talk about giving Washington the boot? Or meeting them at the border with guns?
2. This story about what’s going on in Nashville’s domestic violence unit is also something everyone should read and think about.