Your tax dollars at work
Via Kos, Almost a quarter of a million dollars went to columnist Armstrong Williams. No, not a charity run by him, not a think tank he sponsors, just right in his pocket. For writing positive things about the president's education proposals.
I don't expect congress to investigate the White House over this, even though it is probably illegal. (Via Atrios, Senators Kennedy et al wrote a letter to the President which you can read here (pdf).) But if the major media doesn't stand up and collectively kick Armstrong's ass publicly, the way they did the Times and USA Today reporters over plagiarism, then I'm giving up on them forever.
And that should really hurt.