As a society we cannot allow ourselves to become anesthetized to what is right and wrong. More importantly, anyone running for public office should ask themselves: Am I qualified to hold the public's trust?
The troubling saga of New York City Comptroller John Liu's campaign fundraising operation is symbolic of what is wrong with our political system today and of the corrosive influence that fundraising has on our elected leaders.
We now face a new, but equally dangerous threat to the safety of our pensions, and it's coming from an unexpected source. It threatens not only the health of our pensions but our very ability to control them.