Corruption

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    Federalist columnist wants FBI to shift its focus

    William Marshall writes at the Federalist website that the FBI has better things to do than target wealthy parents trying to help their kids get into elite colleges. As we watch the FBI investigate and help bring criminal charges against scores of wealthy individuals for fraud because they…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2019
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    Freshman senator offers interesting idea to improve Congress

    Evie Fordham of the Daily Caller details one lawmaker’s proposal for addressing Capitol Hill’s problems. Republican Indiana Sen. Mike Braun, co-sponsor of a recently introduced bill banning ex-congressmen from lobbying Congress, said his bill would help get Congress out of a “rut” — but he’s not expecting the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2019
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    No poverty at the SPLC

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon highlights interesting data linked to a prominent left-wing group. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-left nonprofit known for its “hate group” designations, has surpassed a half billion dollars in total assets and now has $121 million parked offshore, according…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019
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    Former FEC commissioner says AOC could face legal jeopardy

    Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller reports on one expert’s assessment of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s potential legal problems. A former member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) called for an investigation Sunday into alleged campaign finance violations by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019
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    Ethics group dings AOC

    Chris White of the Daily Caller reports the latest complaint involving U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A Washington, D.C.-based ethics group is claiming that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social media usage violates House ethics rules against using taxpayer resources for political purposes. Ocasio-Cortez’s political Instagram account contains direct…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2019
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    AOC and hypocrisy

    David French of National Review Online highlights the inconvenient truth for the Democratic Party’s new star. In one of her many viral social-media moments, freshman Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio last month played a so-called “corruption game,” grilling witnesses at a House Oversight Committee hearing about the influence of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2019
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    Waiting for Mueller

    Jonah Goldberg offers National Review Online an assessment of the current state of the special counsel’s investigation. Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, a play in which two men sit around and wait for someone who never shows up, has been claimed by just about everyone: Freudians, Christians, existentialists.
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019
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    Liberal billionaire’s fake news ties

    Chris White of the Daily Caller shines light on dubious political action linked to the founder of LinkedIn. The liberal billionaire who allegedly backed a misinformation campaign during the midterm elections played a significant role in funding a group responsible for creating a controversial fake news project. Reid…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2019