In recent days the political news has been like an episode of some TV drama about high-level corruption – call it Criminal Minds meets The West Wing. The head of the International Monetary Fund – the global financial organization that sets terms for development aid -- was jailed in New York for allegedly assaulting a housemaid sexually at his hotel. Meanwhile, in California news broke that the state’s movie-star governor – known as both the Terminator and the Gropinator – fathered a love-child almost a decade ago and it didn’t come out until he was about to leave office. MORE...Howie P.S.: In a former life, I was a psychology professor at a state college in California. I majored in political science and studied social work in grad school. And yes, they do (pretty much) "misrule our world." That's what makes things so difficult for the rest of us. Guma takes a look at Barack Obama ("Obama: Myths & Realities") and it aint' pretty:
As it is working out, the end of that catchy campaign slogan, “Yes we can,” may be something like “…make some small changes without rocking the boat.” MORE...Howie P.P.S.: But Kuma refrains from using the p-word on Obama and says:
To be fair, the administration has made some constructive moves and a number of promises have been kept.