The big money model for lobbyist success has paved the way for the coalition of MEK front groups to corrupt U.S. Government by funneling millions of dollars from who-knows-where to elected and appointed political figures to turn dark into light.
I believe that what happened at Penn State runs deep in American culture, and similar breaches will occur until America creates a culture where the value of doing the right thing is ingrained within education and business.
To me, had Sandusky been effectively prosecuted in 1998 as he should have been, many young boys would have been saved from Sandusky's horrendous conduct, and Penn State's integrity and reputation would not have been so severely tarnished.
Now that Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has walked away with both the Cy Young and the MVP awards you can expect the usual carping that pitchers who don't work every day shouldn't be eligible for the MVP.
In addition to pressuring the regime through sanctions and offering moral support to the Iranian people's legitimate demands, the US should follow a two-pronged approach in dealing with the opposition.
Following the Mumbai attacks, the Indian home minister, Shivraj Patil, resigned to take "moral responsibility" for the deaths of 188 people. After 9/11, no federal officials resigned. Who was US Patil's counterpart?