Tag Archives: Congress

The Rot Within, Part III: Our Political Order Is Defined by Favoritism and Extortion

What’s the difference between the U.S. Congress and corrupt petty officials taking bribes at a Third-World border crossing? Only one of scale. Corruption ceases to be corruption when it becomes the Status Quo; what was once recognized as corruption is … Continue reading

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Please Stop Me Before I Vote for a Bought-&-Paid-For Demopublican Again

If we only voted for unbuyable candidates, money would become poison in politics rather than mother’s milk. The solution to money in politics is simple: stop voting for politicos who accept millions of dollars in bribes, ahem, campaign contributions and … Continue reading

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Helen Thomas Denounces DC Greed, Fear, War-Mongers

Pioneering White House correspondent Helen Thomas told a National Press Club audience this week that the country is endangered by what she called government leaders’ greed, fear, and subservience to war-mongers. “I came here in 1943,” she told a dinner … Continue reading

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