Opinion

Anticipatory Bribery

Washington has been rocked by the scandal of J. Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the U.S. House, indicted on charges of violating banking laws by paying $1.7 million (as part of a $3.5 million agreement)…

Chris Christie Tries to Take On Hillary

Despite a homey backdrop — front porch, American flag, pots of red geraniums — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sounded like a street fighter Sunday morning on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” This time the notoriously aggressive governor was taking on…

State of Disaster

As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested – and President Obama has granted – federal help. I don’t begrudge Texas billions of dollars in disaster relief. After all, we’re…

A few ways to help democracy flourish

The founding fathers saw corruption as the most fundamental threat to democracy, and it is manifesting in this era of oligarchy and influence peddling. Three things that would make a big difference in the Wild West system of corporate political spending…