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Category Archives: Corruption

A few thoughts about Michael Cohen

Donald Trump’s fixer lawyer has admitted that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels for her silence during the presidential campaign: Cohen stated: “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly. The payment to Ms. Clifford […]

Res Ipsa Loquitor

“Res Ipsa Loquitor” is one of those legal doctrines we learn about in law school, but never or, hardly ever, run into in the real world. This explanation from Wikipedia will do: In the common law of torts, res ipsa loquitur (Latin for “the thing speaks for itself”) is a doctrine that infers negligence from […]

Corruption of the first order

It’s really not hard to see why Ivanka is Trump’s favorite. She’s just like him. When I read this a few things came to mind. The gist of it: Ivanka Trump told me yesterday from Berlin that she has begun building a massive fund that will benefit female entrepreneurs around the globe. Both countries and […]

We really can’t complain

A friend sent me this link, to an opinion piece in the Boston Globe that makes the obvious point that we have been “hacking” election for years, so we really don’t have much right to be outraged by what the Russians may have done. Some of our politicians tell us we are a Christian country, […]

Dems Forget Something

Ordinarily, I would say these Democrats have a point: Democrats in the House of Representatives are wondering if there is, just possibly, room before the next hearing on why the Attorney General chose not to call in a drone strike over Hillary Clinton’s emails, for the Justice Department to tackle one other thing. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee […]

The rich are different than you and me

Polling proves it, just check out this article on Kos. Now, what is interesting about this is that on almost every question, the rich truly are different from you and me (considering you and me collectively). It would not be a stretch to say that they are more selfish and self-centered, with all that leavened […]

Quid meets quo

The bankers don’t like Elizabeth Warren and they’ve met with Democratic Party officials to tell them so: JPMorgan representatives have met Democratic Party officials to emphasize the connection between its annual contribution and the need for a friendlier attitude toward the banks, a source familiar with JPMorgan’s donations said. In past years, the bank has […]

There’s still some bargains out there

The price of everything is going up (okay, not really, I know inflation is actually quite low, but lets put that aside), but the price for buying politicians has stayed remarkably low and stable. In fact, it may even be declining. Politicians can be bought remarkably cheaply, considering the return on the investment. Consider our […]

Where are the Republicans when we need them?

Like probably all of my readers, I received an email from Alan Grayson today, asking me why the White House has nominated a guy to high office who received a parting bribe from His old employer, the Bank of America: When former Wall Street banker Stefan Selig was nominated for a senior Commerce Department role […]


So, it turns out that Chris Christie'e people deliberately caused a massive traffic jam in NJ, as political payback against the Fort Lee mayor. Sort of weird when you consider that theres really no use punishing someone while denying responsibility. Sort of undermines the message. It's a little like Tony Soprano arranging an accident that […]