Article: The NRA is the Godzilla of Swamp Monsters

(CNN) - Swamps flourish in darkness. The metaphorical swamp threatening to engulf our social and political freedoms uses money in lieu of water for its sustenance. So it is no surprise that the "Creatures of the Beltway Lagoon," as I like to refer to them, have created dark money, which are funds that can be used by nonprofits to influence politics without any need to disclose the identities of the individual donors…

Article: On Taxes, Ocasio-Cortez Has the Right Impulse but the Wrong Remedy

CNN - In a bit of good news for those who want more (or at least some) substance in their politics, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, is attracting attention for her proposal to raise income tax rates on upper-income earners…

Article: Now We Know: Taxpayers Helped Enable Trump's Fortune

CNN - The New York Times published on Tuesday a spectacular bit of reporting, stretching out to nearly 15,000 words, on how Fred Trump, the President's late father, used aggressive tax avoidance schemes to get vast sums of wealth to his children…