Categories: "Abuse of Power" or "ethics"

Radical Hugs

March 10th, 2012
It?s too bad right-wing provocateur Andrew Breitbart never met Derrick Bell, because it might have made him a better man. Of all the news that surfaced after Breitbart?s sudden death, I was most stunned by the evidence that he was preparing to use… more »

On Wisconsin, On Wisconsin!

February 21st, 2011
What has been happening in Madison, Wisconsin, should cheer anyone who has lost hope in American democracy. It is even balm for the despair many of us feel about the often passive Democratic Party. While the Democratic state senators Governor Scott… more »

Before We Forget

March 8th, 2010
During the run-up to the 2002 Congressional election, I was traveling in South Georgia. One ad, run repeatedly, caught my attention, because it featured candid shots of New York Congressman Charles Rangel whose wavy silver locks brushed the collar of… more »

Awe and Relief

November 8th, 2008
Tuesday?s election still fills me with awe, and not just for Barack Obama. The American electorate is wiser than I dared hope. Even John McCain, who ran a shoddy campaign, delivered a concession speech that was generous and inspiring. Sarah Palin has… more »

What's on the Table Now

September 6th, 2008
John McCain?s selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, 44, as his running mate makes indelibly clear the Democratic error in not exposing the Republican abuse of power that has flowered since the attacks of 2001. The opportunity for someone as… more »