The challenge of our time is to re-create America as a middle-class nation. [This is Marie Cocco's last column.]
The votes of lawmakers are so routinely purchased by corporations that it takes a scandal of unusual proportions to generate news coverage.With corporate cash habitually sloshing into campaign coffers, it takes a scandal of unusual proportions to generate news coverage.
The fevered urgency with which the bailout was pushed by the Bush administration and enacted by the Democratic Congress last year has been followed by dithering in the midst of the employment crisis.
If it wins an upcoming battle in the Supreme Court, the gun lobby is prepared to challenge every gun control law enacted at any level of government.