Tag: political corruption

Political Power Takes a Hit in J. K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts »

J. K. Rowling’s entertainment and cultural empire expands with the addition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a well-crafted action film that will surely push the Harry Potter film franchise beyond the $8 billion gross receipts milestone. Fantastic Beasts has already earned nearly $300 million worldwide, solidifying Rowling’s role as a leading...
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Political and Governmental Corruption Is a Feature, Not a Bug »

People do not oppose corruption in politics and government. They oppose only the corruption that does not steer loot and social domination to them. After all, the entire process of so-called democratic government is nothing but corruption writ large and backed by the threat of violent force. Political partisans in particular are utterly unprincipled...
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Governmental “Reform” Is an Oxymoron »

Pick your favorite scandal du jour: Four employees of the Export-Import Bank recently were forced out of their jobs following allegations that they had solicited or accepted bribes from beneficiaries of the bank’s subsidies for foreign-based purchasers of U.S. exports or steered loans to politically powerful U.S. exporters. The director of the Internal Revenue...
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Claim that Unemployment Figures Were Cooked Not so “Ludicrous” After All? »

When the September unemployment figures were announced a month before the presidential election as having miraculously declined to below 8% for the first time since the current administration started, more than a few speculated that there may have been some book-cooking in the back room. In response, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, said she was...
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Biodefense Cronyism and Corporate Welfare »

In the aftermath of the Solyndra cronyism debacle, the Los Angeles Times now reports that a no-bid contract was awarded last May to a firm controlled by a billionaire Obama supporter for the highly unlikely national security threat of a small pox attack: Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a...
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MyGovCost’s Government Cost Calculator: Buzz Begins! »

T-Minus just a few hours folks. The wait will be over. The site will be up. The Government Cost Calculator will crunch. Outrage will inevitably ensue and hopefully, some spend-hungry political heads in Washington will roll. As the countdown to Tuesday’s launch of the Calculator winds down, Americans are winding up! Check out the...
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I Believe Charlie Rangel »

When he says “everybody else does it, too.” Rangel helped create the Rangel Center for Public Service in 2004 to archive his papers and provide what potential donors were told would be a “well-furnished office for Congressman Rangel.” He secured federal earmarks totaling $1.6 million for the center. (His attorneys make clear that this,...
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Onion News Network on Compulsory Childhood Politics as Community Service »

In the following video, “Human Rights Group Campaigns to End Use of Child Politicians in Africa,” the Onion News Network brilliantly satirizes the hypocrisy and shallowness of politics, compulsory education, government-mandated childhood community service, child abuse, and the view that children should be groomed to seek political office. Human Rights Group Campaigns To End...
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Now Playing: The Independent Review in State of Play »

In State of Play, the new murder-mystery-thriller film set in the midst of the corruption of Washington politics, invasive war making, defense-contract cronyism, and the decline of print newspaper journalism, the Independent Institute’s quarterly journal, The Independent Review, is featured in numerous scenes. Based on the BBC’s hit 6-part miniseries, this Universal film stars...
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