About Us — Postbox

A new kind of messaging application, the Postbox™ email client automatically analyzes your e-mail messages, documents, photos, and links to web pages; then it catalogs all this information making it faster to search for and retrieve.

Tagging features let you organize messages the way you want and then focus on one project at a time without missing out on important new messages. You can also view messages by conversation, edit messages, and create to-do items that appear in mailbox windows.

Available for Mac and Windows-sorry, no Linux yet. See a complete description ofPostbox features here.

The Beta is free. Future pricing has not yet been determined.

NYRI Withdraws Art. VII Filing

Word has reached us from PSC that NYRI has withdrawn its Art. VII filing.

Here is the NYRI press release

NYRI Suspends Its Participation in NY State Transmission Siting ProcessFERC Position Discourages Private Investment in State’s Energy Infrastructure
Albany, NY: April 3, 2009 — New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI) today announced that, while it remains committed to transmission development in New York State, it is suspending its current participation in the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) Article VII process for its 1200MW HVDC project.
The March 31st decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denying NYRI’s request to review the recently approved rules of the New York State Independent System Operator (NYISO) for transmission tariffs has created an unacceptable financial risk for NYRI’s investors. Even if the NYRI project were to be sited by the PSC, NYRI would face the prospect of being unable to recover transmission costs from the ratepayers who would benefit from the project.

Iowa Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

On Friday, April 3, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion that a 1998 Iowa state law banning gay marriage violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa constitution. This makes Iowa one of three states that currently allow same-sex marriages. (Connecticut and Massachusetts currently allow gay marriage; California allowed gay marriage until a voter referendum last November.)

The full text of the opinion in Varnum v. Brien is available here.


Hat tip to Derek C. Araujo, General Counsel of the Center for Inquiry.