The "Tea Party" movement flies in the face of what the true patriots in Boston stood for. Corporate lobbying-run groups are creating the illusion of grass roots protests at the health care town hall meetings.
With courts unwilling to interpret the law as affording some defense for charities, there have been efforts to persuade legislators to amend existing laws to provide such a defense. But little has come of these efforts.
An Antiguan American lawyer has given me documents that laid out allegations to the Justice Department five years ago that Stanford was corrupting Antigua officials, and potentially violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.