Members of the Supreme Court and other innocents who think we needn't worry too much about the way money is being thrown around in politics these days might want to pay attention to what's been happening lately to Washington, D.C.'s local government.
In months of reporting by the mainstream media on topics completely irrelevant to the daily lives of District residents, I have a novel idea. Suppose we actually discuss what Mayor Gray is actually doing to help residents?
Wal-Mart's efforts to "take over the United States" are what drives its philanthropic agenda. The Wal-Mart Foundation has become a major political operation, one which uses donations like campaign contributions made to better itself.