The wealthiest Americans often choose to live in gated communities, designed to shield them from the intrusion of those Ann Romney calls "you people." Now, Mitt Romney is applying that same notion to his campaign for the presidency.
A parent who is so close to her daughter that she would spend $115,000 to get her a job, but is NOT so close to her daughter as to mention that fact? What mother do you know who would not bring it up every single day?
If you're visiting a candidate this summer and looking for a thoughtful house gift, might we suggest a nice super PAC? Thanks to the Supreme Court and Citizens United, they're all the rage among the mega-wealthy.
The FBI raided campuses of Florida-based FastTrain College on Wednesday. The for-profit school has multiple ties to Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL), who has been a fervent backer of for-profit education companies.
The First Amendment is being stood on its head. Money speaks, and an unlimited amount of it can now be spent bribing and cajoling politicians. Yet peaceful assembly is viewed as a public nuisance and removed by force.
The rivers of political money that now swirl 24/7 around Capitol Hill surely play a role in producing the great D.C. stalemate machine. But tired recitations of astronomical campaign-finance spending totals don't tell the full story.
A small number of incredibly wealthy businessmen have created an ideological machine determined to destroy government. Taking our country back and making government function requires making the deep-pocket money men visible.
Obama, or any other president, is unable to approach a problem by asking: How do I fix this? Instead he asks: How can we get corporations to consent to a small cosmetic gesture that will, for a while, appease public anxiety and anger?