Tag: Federal Government is Broke 2013

  • Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill, Bob Ney Book, Sideswiped, Bob Ney Book, Ohio Politics, Politics Books 2013, Jack Abramoff Scandal, Jack Abramoff 2013

    Former Congressman Bob Ney Speaks Candidly about His Conviction, Congress, Corruption and His New Book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill

    Though it has been at least seven years since the scandal involving high powered lobbyist Jack Abramoff shook Washington, D.C., there are still pieces to the story being revealed. There seems to be a consensus in America that today’s political leadership leaves a lot to be desired. Many believe there is an unhealthy mix of lobbyists and money with self-interested politicians all too open to being influenced on issues based on who curries favor with them. Former Republican Congressman and House Administration Committee Chairman Bob Ney of Ohio was entangled in the Abramoff lobbying scandal and ended up serving 17 months in prison. In his new book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill the former Congressman offers a candid portrayal of the conflicts of interest and corruption currently damaging America’s political system.

  • Nick Gillespie, Reason Editor, Libertarians, Independents, Libertarian 2013, Libertarians 2013

    A Man of Reason: Reason’s Editor in Chief Nick Gillespie Weighs in on Some of the Nation’s Most Vexing Issues with Fairness, Facts and Food for Thought

    2013 has kicked off with two main political conversations in the United States. One concerns the nation’s finances – the so called fiscal cliff – and the other focuses on gun rights/gun control. Many people are displeased with the nation’s trajectory. With that in mind, CYInterview welcomes back the always compelling, Reason.com/Reason.tv Editor in Chief Nick Gillespie, to talk about a variety of pressing political topics. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins me for this important, independent-minded discussion about the state of America.