“Up next on the news: the latest from the lottery fraud trial. But first, Powerball!”

While that isn’t a direct quotation, it is essentially how WRAL led its news coverage tonight.

There is a sort of perverse elegance to that. First the state gambling, then the latest on one of the corruption and fraud cases related to the state gambling.

Jon Sanders / Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...