Two interesting articles in today's Wall Street Journal include one on how states are able to use federal money allocated for coal mine cleanup to other uses, such as refurbishing the University of Wyoming's football stadium. It appears most of the clean up of old mines was accomplished many years ago but the money continues to come. This is one reason why cutting federal spending turns out to be so difficult.
The second article is more fun--about Doener Kebabs. I look forward to eating these when I go to Germany to teach a short course for a college there. Turkish immigrants brought the food with them to Germany when they came as guest workers in the 1950s. Es schmeckt!