Two Important Reporters

American journalist David Graham Phillips wrote an interesting article for Cosmopolitan magazine in 1906 title 'The Treason of the Senate.' It was a sensationalized and muckraking series exposing government and corporate corruption in the United States. It turned out to be a landmark piece which led to the 17th amendment.

Did democracy die in the USA a long time ago?

Big money and corrupt government officials will always find loopholes.


Reading about Blackrock, Goldman Sachs, Robert Rubin, Timothy Geithner, Federal Reserve, Wall St. and on and on. What a mean, vicious little cycle. If I didn't know any better I'd conclude they're the mafia.

It's frightening to realize these people are essentially criminals - and now run the show. The game is rigged.

Just google their names. Add Charles Rangel and Nancy Pelosi. It's not a pretty sight.

President Obama surrounded himself with the wrong people.

Change. Please. Please. Please.

Which led me to this splendid little piece in The Nation from the summer about journalist Gretchen Morgenson.

Both Morgenson and Phillips before her, did the dirty work of investigating and seeking out the truth when it comes to the unholy alliance of government and corporate interests.

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