Sun Ripened Pork

Pork? Its what's for dinner, or at least so says the newly minted, bipartisan Sunlight Foundation.  The Christian Scinece monitor profiles their efforts to end the increasingly dispiriting rise of earmarks as a day-to-day tool of Republican congressional management: 

"Once you know who the member is, you can start asking questions such as: Is there a direct financial connection with a member of the board of directors who is a [campaign] donor? How was this hospital or training program chosen over another? Sometimes it's because it's the best program; sometimes it's because there's a lobbyist who is paid," says Zephyr Teachout, national director of the Sunlight Foundation. "We hope to turn K Street upside down."