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FEC unwisely OKs return to cheap private jet travel by members of Congress
Let’s say you’re Sen. John Dough. You’re running for re-election. You need money. Often, you have to travel to where the money is to get it. Say, in Los Angeles. So you […]
Nota Bene #92: Echoblowcation
A few things for you NB readers:
It's not Congress. It's legalized corruption. Time to end it.
Former Rep. William J. Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat, is off to prison. In August, a jury told him that bribery, racketeering and money laundering were not acceptable behaviors for anyone, let alone […]
Campaign finance hearing may have ramifications for corporate personhood
According to Fortune Magazine, the largest American company in 2009 was Exxon Mobil Its total revenues were $442.85 billion. Second was Wal-Mart, with total revenues of $405.61 billion. Rounding out the top […]
My congressman: A one-time shining star, now tarnished by reality
My new Democratic congressman, who barely bested an entrenched Republican, has disappointed. Rep. Eric Massa, NY-29, has parted with his most cherished, pre-election promise. He has gained power; now, like all members […]
America and its presidents: what the fuck is wrong with you people?
Let’s begin with a brief Q&A with America. Q: Let’s say you’re sick with a potentially deadly disease. Who do you want for a doctor? A: The smartest, most experienced and highly […]
Being an American means being an active critic of government
I am a citizen of the United States of America. In this country, I can criticize my government as intelligently, as profanely, or as stupidly as I wish. I can call the […]
Wise up, 21st-century women: it's still either work or family
Well, I didn’t expect my return to Scroguedom after six months would be in the form of a personal screed, and on domestic topics no less (as in “household”). However, as the […]
CNN's Iran timeline omits US-backed '53 coup
It might be more difficult for Republicans to bash President Obama for being “timid” in his comments about the Iranian government’s violence against protesters if the U.S. media didn’t consistently censor US-Iranian history.
Take CNN’s recent Iran timeline, titled “A brief look at Iran’s history.”