Joseph A. Palermo: Civic-Minded Plutocrats

It’s truly touching how much interest in America’s great democratic experiment that our esteemed men and women of industry, finance, and commerce have shown in the 2010 midterm elections. Elementary school teachers across the land might lead civics lessons by pointing to these salt-of-the-Earth hedge-fund managers, oil tycoons, derivatives traders, and outsourcing zealots who are […]

Joe Miller: ‘I Lied’ About Accessing Computers For Political Purposes

Amid a political firestorm of controversy surrounding Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller’s ethics violations while working as a government attorney in 2008, new details emerged on Tuesday night revealing that the Republican hopeful himself admitted to lying about his complicity in the matter. “I lied about accessing all of the computers,” wrote Miller in an […]

Audit: National Archives At Risk

WASHINGTON — An audit prompted in part by the loss of the Wright Brothers’ original patent and maps for atomic bomb missions in Japan finds some of the nation’s prized historical documents are in danger of being lost for good. Nearly 80 percent of U.S. government agencies are at risk of illegally destroying public records […]

Pierre Omidyar: Separation of Mosque and State

There is a growing tide of opinion in this country that religion and government should be intertwined. This view tends to be most widely held by evangelical Christians, who believe that society would benefit if Christianity played an official role in government. A recent Honolulu Civil Beat poll found that 11 percent of likely voters […]

Senate candidate Carly Fiorina hospitalized

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Carly Fiorina, the California Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, was hospitalized on Tuesday for treatment of an infection and was being kept overnight for observation, her staff said. Read the full story from Reuters

Sink defends debate behavior

The Florida Dem defended her involvement in an inappropriate reading of a message during a Monday debate. Read the full story from Politico