Robert Scheer: Obama Did It for the Money - Truthdig --The love fest between Barack Obama and his top fundraiser Penny Pritzker that has led to her being nominated as Commerce secretary would not be so unseemly if they both just confessed that they did it for the money. Her money, not his, financed his rise to the White House from less promising days back in Chicago.
Here we go again. A sudden surge in the price of gasoline and heating oil is followed by reported expressions of frustrated despair by hard-pressed consumers in the midst of silence from the oil companies and abdication of responsibility by the elected and appointed officials of federal and state governments.
Chris Hayes Explains Meritocracy (and What It Means for You) Here in America, based on your “pluck and drive and ambition and talent, you could rise as far as your abilities will take you.” Right? Of course not, says MSNBC host Chris Hayes.