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1.  Corruption ad nauseam

A few weeks ago, Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA) received nothing but a slap on the wrist for, among other transgressions, forcing her taxpayer-funded congressional staff to work on her campaign. Well now the House Ethics Committee has allowed yet another California Democrat member of Congress to skate — Rep. Maxine Waters. (Incidentally, both Richardson and Waters were listed on JW’s list of “Washington’s Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2011.)

2. Tom’s right of course:

When friends doubted my assertion that Britain’s establishment is more Marxist than Russia’s ever was, Hobsbawn was always the name I mentioned.

Good riddance I say.

3.  When travel becomes a bit ‘meh” – definite first-world problem.

4. Former French foreign minister Dati warned she’ll be jailed if she returns to Morocco for having a child out of wedlock – seems some are not impressed by her skankiness.

5. The Secret Deal Between the Democrats and Republicans To Control the Presidential Debates – uh-huh. Tell us something which would shock us.