Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Monday, March 20, 2006

Three From the Review-Journal

A teacher spouts political talking points in class. Surprisingly, they are conservative talking points.

The Review-Journal sues for the right to advertise whore houses.

A heart-breaking story about a child caught between two families. A two-year-old girl was taken from her mother by the state (the mother had the child while in prison, and the child tested positive for meth at birth, so I'm not complaining yet). The grandmother asked for custody. Grandmother already had custody of the baby girl's five siblings, and wanted to keep the kids together. The state said "six kids is too many. We're giving baby girl to a foster family."

Two years and countless legal battles later, the girl is a toddler with emotional attachments to her foster family, and grandmother is still trying to get custody (or, at the very least, visitation rights). Last Thursday, the Nevada Supremes decided the state screwed up by not giving grandmother more access. But regardless of how they came down, no solution is going to be perfect in this tragic case.