Republican reality show

by Jack Abramoff -- In the early 1990s, frustration with boneheaded Republican moves led many conservatives to dub the GOP the "stupid party." That did not mean traditional values and free-market adherents more…

How bribery works

by Jack Abramoff -- When most Americans think of bribery, they think of some oleaginous lobbyist handing over a brown paper bag stuffed with $100 bills, buying the vote of some venal more…

Washington Post doesn't get it

by Jack Abramoff -- The Washington Post – for years the bête noir of conservatives – has been trying to reverse its plunging profitability with a new slogan: "If you don't get more…

Don't look for the union label

by Jack Abramoff -- To its credit, the Office of Government Ethics recently proposed regulations that make it harder for lobbyists to influence career and political appointees working in the executive branch more…

Public 'servants' living the high life

by Jack Abramoff -- On Dec. 5, 2011, hedge fund titan Raj Rajaratnam spent the first of 3,491 nights in federal prison. Rajaratnam received a sentence of 11 years for using inside more…

How about a no-bribery pledge?

by Jack Abramoff -- Much ink has been spilt over Grover Norquist's tax pledge. Ululating Democrats blame the coming economic apocalypse on it. A few pusillanimous Republicans forage for an indulgence annulling more…

5 questions I would ask the candidates

by Jack Abramoff -- As the Republican presidential candidates line up on stage for their next debate, it's unlikely they will be challenged about the corrosive effect of money on our body more…

Gratitude for faith and family

by Jack Abramoff -- Over the past eight years, my family and I have endured great hardship, pain and humiliation. All of this was the result of my actions, but that didn't more…