President Obama's decision to freeze the pay of federal employees is a good first step in turning around a federal budget disaster. Now, Congress must jump on board.
After all the worries and media speculation surrounding new, intensified passenger screening procedures at U.S. airports, it seems very few problems were encountered during the Thanksgiving holiday - which just happens to be the busiest air travel time period of the year. That, however, doesn't necessarily mean the Transportation Security Administration has found its security answer.
Far from it.
While Texas residents anxiously await the opening of the 82nd Texas Legislature to find out if we get to keep calling Grandma on our cell while stuck in traffic, there are a few other bills already filed during the pre-filing process that we might want to keep a steady eye on.