House Republicans introduced H.R. 4760 the day before the s*** storm erupted over Trump’s White House immigration meeting. The Securing America’s Future Act of 2018 offers three more years1 of deferred action without extending any protection to criminals and gang members.
Can bribery be ethical if you do it for the right reasons? The Chicago Sun Times ran a story recently about gift cards that were purchased for Chicago Public School students and misappropriated by school system employees. The story is hardly a surprise.
Are we witnessing the start of a new era in politics where holding politicians accountable for the harm they do is what we expect instead of just an aberration? We’ve seen positive signs this week, ironically the same week that ex-Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown found out that she’s going to be spending some time in the slammer for fraud.
I choked on my lunch when I heard Nancy Pelosi’s remark about a climate of dignity and respect in Congress.1 Maybe she is moonlighting at some other congress we don’t know about. She can’t mean the one on Capitol Hill.
The variety of scams used to steal money from unsuspecting people is staggering. Our reliance on the Internet and electronic money transfers have created frauds so sophisticated and scary that the safest option might be to pay everything in cash from a brown paper sack.
I laughed when Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes was tapped to lead the extremely partisan Democracy Reform Task Force. Democrats stinging from their Clinton catastrophe haven’t stopped spreading the word that our system of government is under attack, but the important question is not whether our democracy is at risk.
Baby Boomers are still getting over their scorched retinas and flashbacks. We’ve been through the ups and down of America’s fondness for meth, which means when you get a cold you have to sign your name to feel better. Marijuana was the bane of our youth.