Progress: Case Bringing New Scrutiny To a System and a Profession

Washington Post: Jack Abramoff pleads guilty: The biggest corruption scandal to infect Congress in a generation took down one of the best-connected lobbyists in Washington yesterday. The questions echoing around the capital were what other careers — and what other familiar ways of doing business — are endangered.

Related: Think Progress: The House That Jack Built: A Comprehensive Look At The Abramoff Scandal.

We interrupt this quiet blog for an announcement

Remember – today is election day. Get out and vote.

Now we return you to your regularly scheduled …. ummm…

Seriously – I’ve been far to busy at work, with Philly Future and with other matters to update this personal site this past week or so. It’s important to keep focused and I’m not going to let my compulsion to blog get in the way (sounds like I’m convincing myself don’t it?). But it’s true – I’ve gotten a terrific amount done this past week.

In other news however – my band plays the Hollywood Bistro this Saturday. Hope to see you there.

Abraham beats Williams in district attorney’s race

Philadelphia Inquirer: Abraham beats Williams in district attorney’s race.

I’ll have more when I collect my thoughts. Just know that even if Seth Williams lost this race, it was a special one for a number of reasons.

I’m Voting For Seth Williams for D.A.

May 17th isn’t being talked about in the news to any great degree. There is little discussion about local politics besides that of corruption. Is there any wonder why turnout has been so low in local primary races?

Help change that this 17th. For why I feel Seth Williams is our best choice, see an earlier a co-authored editorial by Matt and me at PF.

Pledge your vote and get others to take notice.

For the rest of our regional web’s thoughts on Seth Williams and this race, please see Philly Future.

A huge shout out to Young Philly Politics. Dan and his team are doing a great job getting people involved in this conversation.

Get involved. You have the power.