After 100 days of Trump, middle America has suffered — bigly

April 29, 2017 | | The Hill |

Neither party has been immune from the toxic pull of big money because this is now the system. To win a congressional seat or the presidency means pitching a platform that can turn on the spigot of cash from the rich and powerful seeking to influence the policy decisions and governance of each candidate they help turn into an elected official.

And in the first 100 days of our 45th president of the United States, the assumption that our country is governed by a set of democratic principles in which our highest elected officials serve our public interest has been demonstrably and epically shattered. [...]