Well, son-of-a-gun (hmmm… I’ll have to google the origin of that saying). I am a transplant to New Mexico and have typically found this state to be somewhat backwards from time to time. Needless to say, I am pleasantly surprised over this news.
Two federal court rulings in 2010 paved the way for the ascent of “super PACs,” political action committees that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on political races, as long as they don’t coordinate with a specific candidate. And so far, they’re spending heavily on the Republican race. No surprise there. This app, part of ProPublica’s long-term investigation into “dark money,” keeps track of where super PACs are spending their cash to influence the presidential race.
Throughout time kings and queens held court and their jesters served humor on the people. I’m sure throughout history there were times when these masters of satire were faced with the possibility of losing their heads as they opened their mouths. But most times even royalty could not resist their genius even if the throne itself was being held in humorous contempt. Thankfully today our jesters show themselves in the form of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. I have more respect for them than I do many journalists today. They are brilliant.