What makes people think they can clog up public roadways and intersections with their yard-sign ads and utility pole solicitations? Answer: they can't. It's flat illegal. But the prohibition has hardly ever been enforced. Hallelujah, and thank you, Richmond County Sheriff's Office, for cracking down on the illegal freeloading.
It appears persistence will be required to cut through President Obama's rock-hard resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline, which he unceremoniously vetoed this week in a move that surprised no one.
Europe and the United States did not stand up to Hitler when he started taking over countries, and we ended up in World War II. It certainly appears that Russian President Vladimir Putin is now walking that same path, and Europe and the United States are reacting the same way.