Two from the NYT's
Two interesting articles have appeared recently in the NY Times. The first describes how state governors across the country are looking to downsize government and take on public unions. To me it suggests that now is a great time to arm these people with actual principles (foremost the principle of individual rights with all its underpinnings). The second examines the call for legislation to make it possible for states to declare bankruptcy. I'm very much in favor of this as it might result in real justice, i.e. for residents in states who have been fiscally responsible not to be saddled with the costs of bailing out citizens of the irresponsible and profligate states.