This week’s news is mostly on the political front. A budget deal seems ready to go through the Senate, wrapping up the congressional conflict from earlier this year. But another fight could arise concerning the debt ceiling, something which the White House is unwilling to negotiate on. In the midst of all this, polls show that both parties in Congress–and particularly the President–rate poorly in the public’s estimation.
Meanwhile, a District Court Judge has ruled that the NSA must discontinue the bulk collection of phone records.
And, on a less political note, this piece complains that under the current system, eating local is a luxury good.