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Tag: cronyism
Campaign Spending Proves the Swamp Is Still the Swamp

Members of Congress have shelled out huge amounts of money from campaign donations to relatives for “work” done on their campaigns, all of which is legal thanks to the fact that Congress created the rules for spending.

Chuck Schumer: Mr. President, let’s make a deal

(From News Times) Now that Democrats will soon control one branch of Congress, President Donald Trump is again signaling that infrastructure could be an area of compromise. We agree, but if the president wanted to earn Democratic support in the...

Kill the Lame Duck

(From Politico) Designed for a time when new elected officials had to travel long distances to make it to the capitol, they are mostly harmless, like an antique shotgun hanging on the wall—at least until recently. Today, Republicans in Wisconsin,...

John Dingle: Abolish the Senate and publicly fund elections

(From The Atlantic) In December 1958, almost exactly three years after I entered the House of Representatives, the first American National Election Study, initiated by the University of Michigan, found that 73 percent of Americans trusted the federal government “to...

How the left is profiting from Trump hate

This is so true. I certainly see it here in the Berkeley of the Blue Ridge, Charlottesville Virginia. (Asheville also claims this moniker. Neither East Coast town is close to the looniness of the real Berkeley, but old C-Ville...