And over in Florida, the Tampa Bay Tribune looks into one of the projects Sen. Tom Coburn singled out earlier this week in his “second opinion” list of questionable stimulus spending: the $3.4 million Florida Department of Transportation plan to build an underground “eco-passage” for turtles and other wildlife just north of Tallahassee. According to the natural resources manager at the state transportation department, turtles and other wildlife are killed in large numbers in that area. Turtles hit by vehicles can, additionally, become flying projectiles.

Jane Kim is a writer in New York.