Wendy Block: It’s impossible to eliminate money from politics, and there’s no reason to. But release candidates from huge campaign contributors and the special favors that follow victory, and you’ll see miracles after every election.
Ellsberg risked life in prison to expose the lies that had taken this nation into war in Vietnam, lies from Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson. And Nixon believed that Ellsberg had incriminating documents on his own lies, which led Henry Kissinger to call Ellsberg “the most dangerous man in America.”
At this perilous juncture, America needs boldness. But it does not need to take unnecessary risks. The distinction between boldness and riskiness is critical, as evidenced by the events of the last two days.
I sat in bed watching the Debate with Clinton/Obama in Hollywood Thursday night. I battled between it and the season premier of LOST on ABC but decided I can always catch the LOST rerun. I needed to see that last debate firsthand. I must admit, I’m impressed with both candidates. I had logged into Politico.com [...]