New airline seating patent promises true sardine experience

New airline seating patent promises true sardine experience

The quest to achieve the highest passenger density ratio per square inch might be one step closer with the patent application of the Economy Class Cabin Hexagon. Zodiac Seats France believes this design will allow for better storage of cabin passengers while providing low-fare cargo more “space available at the shoulder and arm area.” The […]

Improving K-12 system could produce more college graduates

Improving K-12 system could produce more college graduates

Many people are skeptical of the “college for all” movement, but everyone should be behind the “college for more” movement. Among other reasons, that is because completing college brings a strong economic payoff, particularly for young people growing up in poverty. According to Pew’s Pursuing the American Dream, such individuals are almost five times likelier […]

TV Land brings back the Dukes of Hazzard, sort of

TV Land brings back the Dukes of Hazzard, sort of

After tons of viewer complaints, TV Land has decided to bring back the popular Dukes of Hazzard TV show. You’ll recall the show was pulled because the star of the show, The General Lee – a Dodge Charger, painted orange with a Confederate flag painted proudly on its top to celebrate southern heritage –  was pulled […]

Oregon: bakers’ statements to national media were “unlawful”

Oregon: bakers’ statements to national media were “unlawful”

Readers who follow the battles over forfeiture law may recall the recent case in which a North Carolina convenience store owner from whom the government had seized $107,000 without any showing of wrongdoing decided to fight the case in the press as well as in court, backed by the Institute for Justice. Lyndon McLellan’s decision […]

League of Cities meeting not all it’s cracked up to be

League of Cities meeting not all it’s cracked up to be

Always remember that the League of Cities and Towns represents the people who RUN cities and towns and could care less about the people who live in them.  – ED. FROM: Tucson News Net digest: LEAGUE OF ARIZONA CITIES AND TOWNS TO MEET IN TUCSON THIS SUMMER – The 2015 League Annual Conference will be […]

NRDC: Senators’ energy principles point our country in the right direction

NRDC: Senators’ energy principles point our country in the right direction

“If everyone is thinking alike, no one is thinking.” – General George S. Patton Jr. Enough said. – ED. Forty-five Senators – including every Democrat – last week asked the nation’s governors to join the federal government in updating energy policies.  In a letter, the senators outlined a series of common-sense principles, including: investing in […]

Labor force dropout rate hits record high

Labor force dropout rate hits record high

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ June jobs report reveals a historically low level of participation in the U.S. labor force, with a smaller percentage of Americans seeking work than at any time since 1977. BLS numbers show that 93,626,000 people had dropped out of the labor force in June, with 157,037,000 participating. That yields a […]

An observation on the $135,000 cake refusal

An observation on the $135,000 cake refusal

Has anyone noted that the “Ferguson syndrome” of ruinously escalating fines for petty violations [covered widely in the liberal press, and here previously], and Oregon’s ordering of a couple to pay $135,000 for not complying with a request to bake a cake (being covered at AP, widely in the conservative press, and here previously, with […]

Cops arrest subway riders for “manspreading”

Cops arrest subway riders for “manspreading”

The Police Reform Organizing Project’s new “That’s How They Get You” report (PDF) features a roundup of stories compiled from long hours spent monitoring arraignment and summons courts. Among the 117 vignettes, which PROP director Robert Gangi said were usually based on court testimony—and occasionally on conversations with defendants and lawyers, or reviewing lawsuits or […]

Tucson digital traffic sign hacked

Tucson digital traffic sign hacked

A digital road sign on Pantano Road near 22nd Street in Tucson was hacked last week. The sign read “Zombies ahead,” and “nuclear fall-out truck spill, turn around now.” According to Mike Graham of the City of Tucson, Trafficade, the contractor who owns the signs, was alerted to the signs early Thursday morning. The signs […]