Morning Shots | January 21, 2011

In funds we trust. (Yankton Press & Dakotan) Yes, the funds earned quite a bit in the last half of the year, but what were the losses in the year before that? And how much did/does inflation offset any capital gains?

More laws for DUI offenders? (Argus Leader) Do we believe that existing laws are acting as much of a deterrent? Unless culture believes drunkenness to be sad rather than cool, things probably will not change much.

Chevron double-dipping on spill cleanup costs? (Aberdeen News) Whether or not their actions were illegal (rather than simply unethical) this does reveal yet another example of what can go wrong when government mandates things which can be covered by private industry.