Apropos of our discussion below on Chief Justice John Roberts and the Supreme Court's decision in Citizen's United, here's a story about the emergence of a whole new category of jobs for political consultants. They don't need a candidate, they don't need a platform, and they don't need to leave home. All they need is rich people to fund their ads for whomever. Nicholas Confessore has a run-down on this new line of work.Read all about it: NYTimes.
Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages.