Unionists said the plunge in oil prices would surely put a damper on the independence movement and push Scots into the arms of London after last year's failed referendum. It looks like they were wrong.
The Senate will consider one of several Senate human trafficking bills Tuesday. Attention has focused on a narrow partisan dispute, but the bills represent a dramatic shift toward a more humane view of the victims of sex trafficking.
In addition to Florida's alleged unwritten gag rule for state environmental workers, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Tennessee have passed laws that restrict discussing climate science in certain contexts.