“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims…But accomplices.”

– George Orwell

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”

Groucho Marx

“Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.”

Ambrose Bierce

“There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money … and I can’t remember what the other one is.”

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  • Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions hit back at President Trump after the president endorsed his rival in the Alabama Senate runoff just days before the contest. Said Sessions: “I’ve taken […]
  • Out next week: The Wake-Up Call: Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. An urgent and […]
  • Jill Lawrence: “The longer the Trump presidency wears on, the more it reminds me of the joke about the man caught in a flood, turning down rides from a rowboat, […]
  • “Federal materials for reopening schools, shared the week President Trump demanded weaker guidelines to do so, said fully reopening schools and universities remained the ‘highest risk’ for the spread of […]
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) told WAMC that the resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic in the South and on the West Coast could lead to the virus once again […]
  • Michael Cohen was returned to prison because he declined “to sign a home confinement contract that required him to promise he wouldn’t speak to any journalists, use social media or […]
  • Donald Trump Jr., in quarantine since girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle tested positive for the coronavirus, told Mike Allen he’s used the time to finish a book that he’ll self-publish the week […]

“It is said that politics is the second oldest profession. But I came to the conclusion that it has much more in common with the first one.”

Ronald Reagan
The NPR Politics Podcast
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