Of all American towns, Baltimore gives its mayors some of the most control. Some hate that, yet attempts to change it have failed.
A questionable bond sale in Illinois has left some wondering why there's no one to stop financially troubled governments from borrowing.
In recent years, some states have loosened decades-old restrictions on the sale of alcohol. Who that helps, however, is up for debate.
Politicians can do a lot of favors for people, so long as they don't cross over the legal line. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision means that line has to be drawn quite clearly.
More News & Commentary
Didn't find what you were looking for? Search our archives, or subscribe to one of our e-newsletters, and we'll bring the news to you!