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Corruption seen as on the rise, global study finds

More than half of respondents in a global corruption survey released Tuesday think that graft has worsened over the past two years, and a quarter reported having paid officials a bribe in the last 12 months. The survey by Berlin-based non-profit group Transparency International also found that people have least…

Mexican teachers set fire in local ruling party office

Teachers angered at education reform stormed the offices of political parties in southwestern Mexico on Wednesday, breaking windows and setting fire inside the ruling party’s local headquarters. Thousands of members of the CETEG teachers’ union, joined by farmers and student groups, marched in the capital of Guerrero state, Chilpancingo, while…

This Is America, Goddammit

I was under the impression we lived in America, not some shitty island nation with 18 political parties and ceremonial royalty. I was under the impression we lived in a country where cash in a card was a perfectly acceptable gift, where we walk into fancy restaurants in flip-flops because…

One of us! One of us!

Update: Bitch PhD called it over a year ago: Donohue’s real religion isn’t Catholicism so much as it’s hate-women-and-gays-ism. Donohue demands that the DNC shut out Bitch PhD because she’s not an annoying, crazy, treacly Catholic. You know, like K-Lo. I was unaware that political parties had a responsibility to…

We Make Shit Up

Congressional Quarterly seems to be admitting that ideological rankings of Senators and Representatives, including their own, provide inaccurate, selective and mislabeled impressions of politicians. Yet, for some reason, they keep doing them. The Voteview approach is widely praised by political scientists because it has been very accurate at predicting how…

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