With the ouster of Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the House is in chaos, symbolizing the greater chaos that has enveloped Washington. Instead of looking inward, political elites will become even more outwardly violent.
Niccolò Machiavelli, who often is criticized for his views on using political power, understood the dangers of unchecked government spending. Perhaps our own political leaders should read "The Prince."
Official Washington is shocked—shocked!—at the alleged influence peddling by Senator Robert Menendez. But it is the pursuit of empire and attempts by Washington to meddle everywhere that make such peddling so profitable.