The NY Times has a good column about the status of the Wright Amendment, which prohibits airlines from flying from Dallas Love Airport to beyond one of 5 nearby states. It’s looking like this ridiculous piece of legislation may finally see its end this year. Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who should be ashamed of herself, has ensured that the rule has stayed alive, protecting American Airlines and causing her constituents to pay more for air travel. Bravo. Anyway, the senator is changing her mind, suggesting that the rule may be gradually phased out. She added, "I think fares have been too high in Dallas. I do think that…I would welcome more discount carriers." She is an idiot.