The obvious notion that corporations and the wealthy are using nonprofits to launder their campaign gifts to virulently conservative and unscrupulous superPACs is proved to be substantially true. The New York Times conducted an exhaustive review of "corporate governance reports, tax returns of nonprofit organizations and regulatory filings" to provide a partial accounting of just how much businesses are spending to game the campaign-finance system.
Meanwhile, in Mexico—while most Americans yawn over such news and just keep eating their way to a future filled with Sanctuary Districts—tens of thousands of protesters took the streets this weekend over allegations that the country's incoming PRI political outfit spent millions of dollars literally buying votes and paying TV networks for support.
The class war being waged within the presidential race—Barack Obama is shown eating diner food and discussing the finer points of pinochle; Willard Romney is shown big boats and supping with billionaires like the Koch brothers—has stayed cold but could very easily turn hot.
American generals may have known about the abuse and harsh treatment of Afghan patients in our military hospitals long before the problem went public two years ago.
Egypt's new Islamist president is going to be busy. First, he'll battle his real bosses, the military, over whether he can re-seat the unruly parliament they disbanded. Then he'll fly to Washington, DC, at Barack Obama's invitation, to learn the secret Muslim fist-bump handshake.
Hillary Clinton threatens the president of Syria while simultaneously giving a nod to the long-suffering fans of daytime soap Days of Our Lives.
Libya's liberals appear to be leading in the country's first free elections in 40 years.
Congratulations are in order for Barney Frank, the first openly gay member of Congress who's just became the first gay-married member of Congress, too.
Food labeled as "organic" has lost its indie cred. Because very often, it's anything but.
North Korea's jowly boy-king offers up Mickey Mouse as a beacon of comfort for his weary, starving people.
HEY LOOK! A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT RADIO CAB, FILMED IN THE LATE 1970s, WHEN YOU HAD TO USE PAY PHONES AND HOUSE PHONES, INSTEAD OF YOUR CELL PHONE, TO HAVE YOUR DRUNK ASSES FERRIED HOME FROM THE GROCERY STORE.
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