Daily Archives: May 26, 2009

Political Office And The Highest Bidder*

It seems that Roland Burris offered to write a personal check to Rod Blagojevich in return for his appointment to the US Senate. Moreover, he thought it best to “launder” that personal contribution by having his law partner write the … Continue reading

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Is There An Echo In Here?

Marc Ambinder publishes the not-for-publication talking points that the Obama White House sent out to back Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. If you go over to Memeorandum, you can play along at home in a rousing … Continue reading

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Fleecing Fleeing (Of The) Rich

The Wall Street Journal notices a strange phenomenon: raising tax rates on the “rich” has a negative impact on tax receipts. Maryland couldn’t balance its budget last year, so the state tried to close the shortfall by fleecing the wealthy. … Continue reading

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