The Chicago Machine moved to Washington and a disturbing pattern of bribery, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to corrupt the American electoral process is now synonymous with 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The latest incident is a classic quid pro quo for political advantage and subsequent coordinated cover-up to mitigate collateral damage and obstruct the truth. In [...]
The New York Times editorializes today that
There doesn’t seem to be anything terribly unethical about the White House offer of an unpaid advisory position to Joe Sestak if he would bow out of the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, in which he later defeated Senator Arlen Specter.
The Times‘ only criticism of the offer was that it was an [...]
In disappointing news for Republicans, Tommy Thompson and George Pataki have decided against running for Senate in Wisconsin and New York respectively. The latter appears to have turned down the challenge so he can lay the groundwork for a 2012 presidential bid—which shows that Pataki is so out-of-touch with reality that he did his party [...]
On the campaign trail, Barack Obama famously told a Pennsylvania audience that if his daughters had sex as teenagers, he wouldn’t want them “punished with a baby.”
The message was clear: babies ruin your life.
Later that year, Rebecca Walker described how her mother, author Alice Walker, has a similarly skewed perception of motherhood:
I was 16 when [...]
Mature cinema-goers may recall Jane Fonda playing a prostitute by the name of Bree Daniels in the 1971 film Klute. Today, however, the active grandma is enjoying her new role as a sex education activist – and educator, without police sirens in the background. Fonda, you see, is on a mission to promote sexual maturity. [...]