Another word on the IRS “scandal” from me over at the Tribune’s blog aggregation site.
Archive for the ‘Corruption in Washington’ Category
On Benghazi: a challenge to conservatives to spell out, with specifics, what the wrongdoing was and who covered it up, when, and how.
A few weeks ago, I posted about the Obama Administration’s effort to change outrageous and wasteful food aid rules that line the pockets of agribusiness and shipping companies. The more you look at the absurd policy preventing USAID from purchasing food locally for famine relief, the worse it looks: it wastes money, it prevents getting food to people [...]
The Obama Administration announced yesterday that it wants to change US food aid rules to allow for more “local procurement” of food aid in the countries that need it. Predictably, the special interests are aghast. But the administration is right: current food aid rules are among the most egregious special interest legislation in the world [...]
Murdoch’s thugs try to twist an arrangement to avoid conflict of interest into one more pseudo-scandal.
Do we really want to live in a country where the money men can force the winner of a Senate primary to withdraw?
Four days ago, Ezra Klein reported that Erskine Bowles is the front-runner for Treasury Secretary in a second Obama Administration. It’s hard to think of any plausible Democrat who would be a greater disaster. Bowles has a man-crush on Paul Ryan; his chairman’s mark for his eponymous commission was simply an embarrassment on both political [...]
If you guessed “energy company lobbyists,” give yourself a gold star. Note that this sort of nonsense doesn’t even count as “corruption” anymore.
Apparently by successfully lobbying Tom DeLay to block a House bill that might have derailed Beijing’s Olympic bid (on human-rights grounds). Now maybe that bill was a bad idea. But there doesn’t seem to be much doubt that Mitt Romney’s biggest donor is carrying water for the Chinese tyranny, and that his influence means that [...]