The DHS Budget
Fred Kaplan looks at promised changes in the ways that the homeland security budget is spent. He still sees plenty of pork:
The Department of Homeland Security announced this week—and several newspapers duly reported—that it's going to start giving more anti-terrorist grants to big cities that are really vulnerable to attack, as opposed to small, safe towns that have thus far been reaping the fruits of political patronage. In fact, however, the actual DHS budget numbers reveal no such trend. If anything, big cities may get less money than before.Read it all.