The FBI Gets Tough

For many voters in the heartland, the Jack Abramoff congressional lobbying scandal has simply confirmed their suspicion that all the bums inside the nation's capital are on the take. But Washington's scandal du jour is just one example of the political corruption that the FBI is increasingly uncovering at all levels of government across the country. Under code names such as Tennessee Waltz, Plunder Dome, Safe Road and Lively Green, the FBI has mounted a growing number of investigations and undercover operations that have busted cops, mayors, judges, Governors--and everyone in between. Since 2002, the FBI has engineered a surge of...

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