Yosi Sergant out at National Endowment for the Arts.
More or less. Sergant, for those who were wondering, was the NEA communications director who had been involved in a conference call last month that – depending on who you asked – was either a perfectly innocent conversation with various artists, or a recruitment drive for commissioned artwork in the Obamaist Realist style. This is being scored as another win for Glenn Beck, although I’m | Read More »
Charlie Rangel (D, NY) gave money to Democrats on Ethics Committee.
(Via @vermontaigne) Three of them. Need I add that Charlie Rangel is currently under investigation by that committee? Charlie’s “angels” on the committee include Congressmen Ben Chandler of Kentucky, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Peter Welch of Vermont. All have received donations from Rangel. Two of them – Chandler (KY-06, R+9*) & Butterfield (NC-01, D+9) – are apparently keeping it, too. Considering that Rep. | Read More »
Rounding up the FTC Blog Regulation reaction.
Real quick summary: the FTC wants to keep an eye on blogs to see whether we’re trading favorable reviews of products for financial reward – which doesn’t sound so bad, until you consider that this apparently includes things like Amazon Associates links. But they would need to think twice if, for instance, they praise parenting books they’ve just read and include links to buy them | Read More »