Beginneth an article in the local daily with a headline featuring the decision to award the Evergreen paper mill state funds so it can afford to comply with new EPA guidelines:

A disagreement between Republican lawmakers about their goals and the role of government is adding to the extended wrangling.

A Martian might be shocked to see some Americans believe the role of government is to enact laws that force corporations out of business unless they accept government funds. As an Earthling, I am shocked to see a legislator; namely, Skip Stam, say crony capitalism, even if it disbursed at the sole discretion of an appointee from his party, is unjust.