Great article. And I can attest that American corruption is just as bad as any third world country. I lived in Nigeria, I saw blatant corruption in person. The only difference is in America, corruption is more sophisticated. In Nigeria, a guy shows up at your office with a suitcase full of money, in America, you deliver the money to a lobbyist. But the end goal is the same.

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Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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