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Toothless tiger

Petty crooks are being scapegoated rather than the worst offenders who brought the global economy crashing down on middle class workers. Glen W. Albanese, 43, of Manalapan, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to an information…

Cash is king as democracy dies

Candidates must spend huge sums to get elected, and once they do, well-funded interests spend huge sums to influence how they vote. Campaign finance laws are being struck down, and money is rushing into outside groups that don’t have to…

Big outside money triumphed

Republicans routed Democrats in America’s midterm elections, seizing the majority in the Senate and building their lead in the House even as fewer donors participated in the process and more of the dollars came from secret sources, according to the…

Botanical exhibition opens in New York

The New York Botanical Garden’s Mertz Library will open a new exhibition called “Flora Illustrata:  A Celebration of Botanical Masterworks,” coinciding with the publication of a book of the same title. The exhibit will introduce visitors to some of the library’s most fascinating…