In the last few days, two notably blue parts of the United States have done some things that will earn kudos even from a red American like myself.
The first comes via The Daily Caller, who say that "hell freezes over", because the D.C. council has passed tax reform that would affect lower and middle income residents, as well as businesses. It would involve the biggest tax cut in D.C. for 15 years. Read the full story in The Washington Post.
Meanwhile, in a story coming via Hot Air and from America's northern plains, the state legislature of Minnesota, in what what Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) called his "unsession", got rid of "1,175 obsolete, unnecessary and incomprehensible laws" and "made taxes simpler, cut bureaucratic red tape, speeded up business permits and required state agencies to communicate in plain language." Read the full story at TwinCities(dot)com.