2. Gail Collins would like those of us who are fence-sitters on this phenomena of NSA intrusion to be aware of a past example of a real invasion of privacy occurred, and where it went very wrong and was clumsy and costly:
3. When I moved back to California from Atlanta, over two years ago, some Peach Staters questioned why it was that I wanted to move to a state that was in big debt, full of liberal mismanagement, and was going nowhere but back. Well, as I see it now, Georgia is in deep poop, and is running on its austerity programs, and cutting back. California is now a model for how the federal government (the Congress). It has a super-majority of both the state senate and assembly, and has a prudent and experienced governor. The state is in full control by Democrats, and the Republicans are just a party in name only. Read this LA TImes article on how the Golden State is coming back very strong:
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