Pluto may no longer be a planet, but its namesake, the Roman god of the underworld and wealth, is about to become the sun. Or at least the most powerful force on our planet.
Our courts are set to unravel the campaign finance laws that have been teetering for the last decade. Read all about it here.
In essence, we are making the unofficial golden rule the official - whoever has the gold makes the rules. Our existence as a democracy is coming to an actual end. People have already abandoned the public forum for the private market, deciding who should win elections based on the loudest voices they hear.
Those with the most money can now truly buy the electorate. By being able to dominate the conversation by purchasing the air by which we speak to one another, they truly will have bought the public square.
Mark these words, we became Imperial Rome in 2010, when the Senatus Populus Que Americus became actual property, bought with bread and circuses. If we thought Muslim terrorists would destroy us, Pogo turns out to be right again. "We have met the enemy, and he is us."