This past election, Norquist's group, Americans for Tax Reform, spent nearly $16 million to support his favored candidates; that's according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Where did that money come from, and what did it buy?
A newt is a slimy amphibian with an uncanny ability to reinvent itself by regenerating limbs. Living up to his name, Newt Gingrich has metamorphosed from disgraced former House Speaker to a preeminent position on the Right.
The media are not the only culprit here. We, the electorate, deserve a substantial part of the blame. Because most of us don't pay serious attention to much of anything that's going on in the world or in our country.
Effective congressional oversight is critical for maintaining the separation of powers established under our Constitution and serves not only the interests of Congress, but also those of the executive branch and the American public.