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The Minneapolis airport is putting full-length dividers between some bathroom stalls. Cost: $25,000. Reason: Larry Craig and 40 other guys who got busted for reaching under the current dividers, which leave a foot-long gap to the floor. Caveats: 1) The dividers are being added only in the two bathrooms where shenanigans were going on. 2) The airport apparently won't use cameras to watch the bathrooms, as other airports do. Airport's spin: It's too bad we have to spend this money because people won't behave themselves. Rebuttal: You don't have to spend the money—you solved the problem by busting Craig, which told the whole world you were running a sting in the airport, so the bathroom bangers have fled. Cynical view: The new dividers will leave a 2- to 3-inch gap above the floor, so the toe-tappers will be back. (Related column: Craig's anti-gay hypocrisy.) Know any other public bathrooms that need chastity dividers? Post your nominee here.
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Will Saletan covers science, technology, and politics for Slate and says a lot of things that get him in trouble.
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