Hard-pressed to find something to do less popular than sell-out for
campaign contributions or outsource port operations to foreign
governments, the U.S. Congress is now considering a bill to gut state food safety protections.
Twelve years ago, California led the country in passage of a
three strikes law that threatened to lock up repeated offenders and
throw away the key. Now, having seen the cost to the state and
realizing that 60% of three strike offenders are non-violent, a realization is growing that a different route may be more effective.