The Marriage of Corruption & Hypocrisy In Democratic Washington
In a new Denver Post op-ed out today, I argue that the best way to see Washington's gross corruption is to look at how Big Money interests no longer even try to present consistent arguments. On everything from trade, to medicine prices to democracy itself, corporate lobbyists are now so sure they can buy whatever policies they want that they don't even bother to put up the veneer of logical rationales.
It's nice to imagine that the new Democratic Congress will put its foot down, especially after a 2006 election campaign run against corruption. But on the same day my op-ed appeared, a spate of stories shows just how aggressively Democratic Washington is embracing the pay-to-play culture. See the extended entry for what I'm talking about.