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Pioneer Editorial: Protecting our homeland, or doling pork?

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The Bush administration on Wednesday doled out counterterrorism monies and Minnesota found itself on the short end.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded $1.7 billion in grants to U.S. cities and communities to prevent and respond to terror attacks and, to a lesser extent, other catastrophic disasters such as hurricanes.

Minnesota, under the program, will receive $13.4 million -- down $18 million from last year's $32.2 million.

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