Democracy in America
Also, a Canadian city goes after bullies and a Chicago alderman takes the war on pigeons to a new level.
Also, an Indian town tries to prevent adultery by taking away women's phones and Washington, D.C., stops being so uptight about booze.
When your parties require special legislation, you know you're doing something right.
A cities-focused look at the outcome of key state and local ballot initiatives.
While the 2012 presidential election will likely be the most expensive in history, a similar money-race is happening on the local level.
A "wholesome" beach community outlaws saggy pants, Rome goes to war with messy eaters and other banning news.
Also, the Mongrel Mobsters can't pretty up their tombstones in a New Zealand town and New York City clamps down on blood-sucking circumcisions.
A roundup of the latest crimes, blunders and everyday embarrassments perpetrated by our esteemed municipal leaders.
Also, daddies are forbidden to dance with daughters in Rhode Island and doggy-steroid doping becomes illegal in Tucson.
A recent study connecting the presence of Walmarts with hate groups makes a number of problematic logical leaps.
Also, Sioux City bars texting while driving and a notorious hoon gets jailed in Australia.
Also, a British tractor thief gets his comeuppance and a Nigerian church freaks out over bombs in women's headdresses.
Also, Oklahoma City outlaws Michigan sportswear and a face-kicking preacher is turned away from the U.K.
Also, zombies are banished in Siberia and Taiwan makes it legal to buy suicide materials.
Also, a British city forbids its own employees from watching the Olympics and a Tennessee burg attacks noisy street preaching.
A Yale researcher spends two years riding around, documenting the rules of "social disengagement."
Also, Spokane bans malt liquor after a rash of drunken crimes and Austria outlaws noisy cows.
Residents of Castro Valley, California, demand a redesign of a phallus-like cell tower.
Also, medical-marijuana dispensaries are outlawed in L.A., chained-up pooches in Virginia.
Also, Atlanta outlaws smoking in public parks and a Massachusetts town stops feeding the bears (after one licks a human).