Heart of Texas
Scott at Grits for Breakfast is back on the blog and has a link to a great article on Texas drug task forces called appropriately, "The War on Thugs." I have to pass on the lede as well.
Over the past four years, close to a quarter of all narcs in Texas have been laid off, victims of a severe contraction in the state’s biggest anti-drug bureaucracy. Even more cuts may be on the way, depending on the outcome of a budget fight currently going on in Washington, D.C. The writing on the wall is easy to read: After almost two decades of lavish funding, the drug war is no longer a growth industry in Texas.Sounds like progress to me. Scott also finds out that his blog is being read in strange places.