What little power the government still has to regulate campaign finance donations -- already whittled to a minimum by Citizens United -- is being steadily eroded by funding cutbacks, intimidation, bureaucracy and an inability or refusal to enforce the few rules we have left.
History, it is said, is written by the victors. In North Carolina, apparently, that history will be written by Sharia-fearin', teacher-salary slashin' white people totin' guns into their favorite playgrounds and bars.
President Barack Obama's two nominees to the Federal Election Commission -- an agency rife with ideological discord and often gridlocked on key issues before it -- today won unanimous approval from the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.
This is hardly the first go-around between Newt 2012 and the FEC, which has been badgering Gingrich's debt-ridden committee about disclosure matters for months. But the FEC has yet to fine or otherwise take enforcement action against Gingrich's operation.