My dad wrote a guest opinion column for the local paper in Johnstown. Apparently Pennsylvania is considering legalizing video poker as a revenue-raising measure, and as the good Methodist minister he is, Dad is speaking out against it:
The legalization of video poker is a quick fix that preys on the citizens of Pennsylvania. Like any addictive behavior, it would trade a false and momentary sense that all is well for long-term heartache. We should insist on more socially responsible public policies.
See the article here.