ethics

So now it’s OK to destroy lives in the name of fighting Trump?

Rich Lowry, New York Post

The Left is so obsessed with the idea that Russia pulls the strings of our democracy that it assumes every noxious piece of content on the internet might have been cooked up in a Russian troll farm. Although reporters with the historical memory of gnats might believe that rank abuse of America’s high elected officials is something new, it’s as old as the republic. And it’s often been anonymous. By all means, call out online distortions and lies, but deliberately exposing low-level political advocates to personal destruction is shabby and irresponsible — and more an act of political retaliation than journalism.

Trump sets his sights on the corrupting revolving door

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

The revolving door is the root of corruption in Washington, D.C., and President-elect Donald Trump may have just slowed it. Trump's pledge to bar administration officials from lobbying for five years after they leave office is his first valuable move towards unrigging the game.

Tea Party Hits Sen. Whitehouse on Ethics

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

The Tea Party Patriots accused Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) of breaking ethics rules by pressuring the administration to target conservative groups engaged in political activities. Jenny Beth Martin sent a letter to the Senate Ethics Comm. urging an investigation of Whitehouse’s activities.

TEAParty Charges Reid w/ Ethics Violation

WND Staff

An ethics complaint filed by Tea Party Patriots charges Harry Reid with abusing his power to intimidate citizens ilke the Kochs. Reid’s attacks were made on the Senate floor, where the interests of the republic are supposed to be paramount.