Today’s outsiders command big money and big megaphones. This month a Bloomberg BusinessWeek cover thumped these words: “John Boehner Doesn’t Run Congress. Meet the Man Who Does.” And there, on page 71, was a picture of former senator Jim DeMint, now the head of the Heritage Foundation. He’s not alone. And he’s not in elected office.
North Shore native and Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.