Tagged: campaign financing

I’ll Have to Find a Few Bucks for Obama

I’ll Have to Find a Few Bucks for Obama

No matter how tight things get, Sandra and I will have to dig up a few bucks for the Obama re-election campaign. I know, our contribution will be like a drop in the ocean of cash he...

In Politics, Follow the Money to Get at the Truth

In Politics, Follow the Money to Get at the Truth

I know you know – in fact, I’m sure everybody must know by now – that the November elections in America are all about money. As my friend Bob says, why would anyone spend...

The Supreme Court’s Ruling and the Abramoff Scandal

The Supreme Court’s Ruling and the Abramoff Scandal

A new film being showcased at the Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah recalls the massive U.S. government corruption exposed when a lobbyist named Jack Abramoff was arrested for bribing dozens of Republican politicians...

How “Democracy” Is Bought and Sold in America

How “Democracy” Is Bought and Sold in America

Long ago, at school in Jamaica, I was taught that democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people.” And I keep hearing that America is the world’s greatest democracy....

Campaign Gifts from Bail-Out Money Look Like Kickbacks to Me

Campaign Gifts from Bail-Out Money Look Like Kickbacks to Me

If a small-town mayor took a “campaign contribution” from the local towing service after voting to award the company a contract to tow illegally parked cars, you can bet there would be cries of...