Last summer, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell (D) announced a "passionate disruption" plan to forcibly relocate homeless people from the city's downtown. Now he's freezing the arrests and relocations and acknowledging that the plan didn't accomplish what he meant it to.
State lawmakers are trying to dictate what foods can and can't get bought with safety net money in 2015. They haven't learned much from the dozen-year history of "junk food bans" for food stamps families.
Five years after the devastating potential of high-frequency trading became clear in a fifteen-minute "flash crash" on Wall Street, the decision to tackle computerized trading with a complex data system rather than a simple tax looks like a failure.