Abramoff Bribery Scandal Shines a Light on a Grave Threat to Democracy

Several organizations are calling for “reform” of the campaign-finance and lobbying system. This is a mistake. It is very important to understand that this Abramoff scandal is about breaking laws, not about any need for reform of existing laws. But more than that, it is about an attempt to change America into a one-party state.
This scandal is about the leadership of the Republican Party creating a self-perpetuating system where public money is spent to promote a non-democratic, divisive, destructive ideology and perpetuate one-party control — THEIR control — of the country.

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Big Storms Coming Together

Remember that movie where two very large storms meet up and form one huge, extremely powerful storm? The title might be a bit overused, but look what is happening with the Tom DeLay and Duke Cunningham cases. Talking Points Memo points to this story, Prosecutor issues subpoenas in DeLay case,

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