Some recent non-legal news that’s caught my attention:
- The California drought has been a national story for some time, and the NYT has good background and coverage in the “Parched West” series, including: “[Governor] Brown’s Arid California, Thanks Partly to His Father,” and “Drought Frames Economic Divide of Californians.” This graphic shows how food consumers across the U.S. (i.e. all of us) are connected to water usage via our consumption of CA agriculture: “The average American consumes more than 300 gallons of California water each week by eating food that was produced there.” For my part, I’m gonna think about my very close relationship with almonds. It’s almost one gallon of water per almond. Sweet mother of God….
- In the Washington Post, and on a much more somber note, one veteran’s anger with the lost meaning of Memorial Day: “I’m a veteran and I hate ‘Happy Memorial Day.’ Here’s why.”