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  •  Gail Collins is a delightful read this morning (10+ / 0-)

    In A New Era in Political Corruption she really takes apart the NY bribery scandal. I really could not figure out how to do it justice in a post.  For example, look at the opening paragraph:

    Have you ever noticed how high the bar is when it comes to getting arrested for political corruption? Really, you practically have to go around with a sign that says “Will Trade Influence for Cash.”
    And that is just the first of many witty and cutting observations.

    Do yourself a favor and go read it.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 05:15:08 AM PDT

    •  Basically the whole political system in the U.S. (6+ / 0-)

      is just a bribery machine from what I can tell. But when it's big money/corporate donors who buy politicians, it's just thought of as the way things work. When it's at a more vulgar level, with more articulated tit for tat, it's bribery.

      There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. -- Robert Hass

      by srkp23 on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 05:38:36 AM PDT

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