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"Cash Rules Everything Around Me", including politics, so it’s a bit amusing to watch the collective sulk and gawk when corporate cheese infiltrates elected office. Raw outrage over the influence of money in American politics appears more rooted in conventional ignorance of the complexities than any understanding of what’s really happening.
Daily revelations concerning citizen-driven anti-government rage unfold like a script out of Law Abiding Citizen. Director F. Gary Gray’s gruesome tale of a relentless vigilante in pursuit of Philadelphia jurists is textbook warning on where we might end up if structural adjustments aren’t made.
When President Obama nominated retired Marine Corps General Charles F. Bolden, Jr. to head the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), some of us sci-fi inclined brothers and sisters did a classic “Can I Kick It” jig at his Senate confirmation last year. We knew that something different was on the planetary horizon when a Black man was put in charge.
Basically, if you’re a victim of domestic violence, Maryland is the last state you want to reside in. It gets worse if you’re a woman with children, because there are countless cases in the Free State where batterers end up getting custody. You might be better off in Kentucky which, just last week, passed a very aggressive, historic law against batterers.