AdelsonLobbying

Lobbyists Don’t Get Irony

Guess what Sheldon Adelson’s casino lobbied against. That’s right…
MoyersPlutocracy

Congress and Wall Street: An Unholy Alliance

A recent report from the Center of Public Integrity exposed the close ties between a certain group of lawmakers dubbed the “Banking Caucus” and private...
ElectionBought

6 Things We Could Have Instead of Huge Elections

We’re heading into another Congressional election cycle, and it’s going to cost a ton of money — which is a symptom and a cause...
embassy

“Check This Box To Buy Ambassadorship”

“Wanna get away? Now you can.” Remember that devastatingly effective advertising slogan by Southwest Airlines from around 2007? Well, it turns out that a...
tapwater

There’s something in the water, and corrupt politicians are to blame

In 2001, under orders from a Republican controlled Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new standards for drinking water in an attempt to...
gil_viral

America’s First Honest Politician Takes the Internet By Storm

What if politicians actually told the truth? It sounds crazy, I know, but that’s the idea behind Gil Fulbright, a satirical candidate “running” for the...
slushies

“Legal slush funds” might soon be illegal, thanks to we the people

You may remember a post we did a few months back detailing the widespread use of Leadership PACs by our lawmakers. If not — let me...
For-Profit Colleges Flunk Out

For-Profit Colleges Flunk Test, Lobby to Make it Easier

Private, for-profit colleges, like Phoenix University, get a lot of Federal money — but when the government tried to make sure it wasn’t wasting that...