Two articles to highlight on the Abramoff scandal (kindly sent to me by a friend):
Doug Bandow, the payola op-ed writer, speaks out. He has some really interesting things to say not only about his particular situation, but also about the general state of lobbying and journalism. I hope some people listen to him.
A bit of history and some reflections on the changes in Congress that have led to not only the Abramoff scandal, but the conditions that have allowed it. One great line: "Being a lobbyist to them (Congressmen and their aides) was like being a prostitute -- it was something you did only when desperate."