A couple of items from friendly readers that you may enjoy. This story on Newark mayor Corey Booker's hands-on attack on social dysfunction (may be associated with his hometown) and his Big Brothering. And this note from Governing that has universal application:
Our readership, which is largely made up of public officials, might like to read this exchange from one of The Washington Post's regular political online chats, featuring one of its congressional reporters:
Tampa, Fla.: What is it about D.C. that makes it such a thoroughly corrupt city, professionally and socially?
Shailagh Murray: Very simple. Everyone here is spending other people's money.