A Wall Street Journal editorial says the politics of sequestration resulted in "a political flop" of a decision to furlough air traffic controllers rather than cutting spending elsewhere. The editorial stated: "On Monday, as flight delays were hitting travelers at airports around the country due to these allegedly unavoidable cuts, the top story on the Department of Transportation's website announced a $474 million grant program that promises to 'make communities more livable and sustainable.' How about awarding grants to the control towers at Hartsfield and O'Hare?"

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