If you're in Washington, D.C. before September 6 . . .
There are miracles in this life, part 2

The way Ann Arbor rolls

"The debate in Ann Arbor, where firefighters are being laid off due to a multimillion dollar budget deficit, is over an $850,000 piece of art.

"That's how much the city has agreed to pay German artist Herbert Dreiseitl for a three-piece water sculpture that would go in front of the new police and courts building right by the City Hall."

Even in properous times, publicly-funded art has little excuse. But when you're laying off firefighters? Sheesh.