For years, we’ve been hearing about a backlog of rape kits plaguing cities—in January 2011, the Los Angeles Police Department made its way through over 6,000 untested kits; in 2013, Memphis, Tennessee somehow lost almost 15,000 kits; multimillion dollar budgets have been put toward ameliorating the backlog in cities…
Sunday evening’s episode of Last Week Tonight was dedicated to special districts—a corrupt, obscure instance of government that the U.S. spends around $100 billion on every year.
A new bill would require Missouri lawmakers to disclose any lobbyists they might be having sex with on ethics forms. Unlike non-sexual gifts, lawmakers wouldn’t have to estimate how much the sex is worth monetarily. Which is really too bad.
A piece on the joys and pitfalls of Foursquare identifies one of its primary tensions: the fight over mayorships.