Political Corruption

Sweet Home, Corruption

By on 2.26.13 | 8:12AM

Earlier this month, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) was indicted for “misappropriating” some $750,000 that was raised for his various political campaigns. And that yawn you just heard was the collective response of every voter in the Chicago-land area.

A political figure (in any state) who exploits the power of his/her office is nothing new. A political figure in Chicago who exploits the system for personal gain is called “a man of the people” and “blue-collar.”

A member of the Jackson clan embroiled in scandal and controversy is called a “Tuesday.”

Breaking News

Show ACORN the Money

By 2.2.10

Thanks to federal judge Nina Gershon and the new Obama budget blueprint for FY11, the president's favorite community organizers should be back in business.

Getting Close to the Next Governor Indictment

By on 1.21.10 | 5:44PM

n May I laid out for Spectator readers how former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley received: a break on a land deal; free air travel; free use of SUVs for himself and his family; and a high-paying job for his wife at NC State where she did next-to-nothing.