The new Ethics Committee chairman thinks that the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) is worthless, but congressmen kept it around to avoid criticism. I think the Ethics Committee is worthless, but congressmen keep it around to evade criticism. Discuss. — The Hill

Why did the government suspend Fannie and Freddie’s lobbying operations, but allowed the bailed out banks to continue lobbying? — The Big Picture

Charlie Rangel reflects — Washington Post

A look at the partisan contributions of top corporate board members and what that may mean post-Citizens United. — Ideological Cartography