The Rangel effect on ethics reform

The Times says that Rep. Rangel’s address to the House may boost ethics reform in this editorial.

In turning on fellow Democrats in his speech, Mr. Rangel drew the curtain back on the money machine that so often trumps ethics in members’ frantic campaigning for re-election. “I’m the guy who was raising money in Republican districts to get you here,” Mr. Rangel declared, lambasting colleagues as ingrates.

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