Posted by Tod Lindberg on 18th December 1995
THE TAX CUTS MAY BE IN PERIL, the line-item veto languishing, welfare reform at a stalemate, and the unzeroed-out National Endowment for the Arts busily preparing for its next foray into the bowels of our culture. But say this for the 104th Congress: You can drive faster.
More precisely, Washington decided to butt out of the business of setting speed limits on the nation’s highways. They’re gunning their engines outside of Butte, Montana, just like in the good old days before Arab oil embargoes, disco, national malaise, and the other political and cultural catastrophes of the 1970s. There is not much of anything in Montana — even Montanans concede this — and what’s there is far from everything else. Now another thing that isn’t there is a speed limit, at least not during the day.