An online petition is urging D.C. not to expand the new policy on random bag searches for public transportation riders.
Research Associate Brian McGraw talks about public reaction to the bag searches.
"Here is a video created by WMATA documenting how quick and painless the searches will be. I can only imagine that it will not always be that nice and easy. Given the frequency of delays on the Metro, potentially missing a train that has actually made it to the platform during rush hour will not painless. The most-liked Youtube comment below the video reads: 'Pretty sure WMATA is more likely to kill me than a terrorist attack anywhere in the system.' An interesting comment, given their safety record."
Sen. Reid's gambling bill would legalize a limited form of online poker.
Policy Analyst Michelle Minton praises the bill.
The American Tort Reform Association has a new list of the worst courts for lawsuit abuse.
"[One] phenomenon fueling judicial hellholes is the vast amount of government red tape and new laws constantly being generated, which judicial hellholes turn into a basis for more lawsuits even when the red tape was only intended to be enforced by administrative penalties and not private lawsuits. Activist judges treat technical infractions of arbitrary government rules as being negligence per se or breaches of a newly-created duty of care."