Word and Quote of the Week

Word of the Week

kleptocracy – government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed

Quote of the Week

“The erroneous ruling of the supreme court (Citizens United), where millionaires, billionaires, can put in unlimited amounts of money, give legal bribery the chance to prevail, because all the candidates, whether they are Democratic or Republican, depend on these massive infusions of money from the very rich people in order to have money to campaign.”

– Jimmy Carter, The Guardian, “Jimmy Carter calls US campaign finance ruling ‘legalized bribery’, February 3, 2016