1. Has American government ever been so corrupt? Frank and David discuss draining the swamp, why the Founders were obsessed with corruption, and George Washington Plunkett's distinction between honest and dishonest graft.
2. Government and the Arts. Trump's recent budget proposal includes scrapping the NEH and NEA. Frank and David discuss the history of government support for the arts, including the construction of public buildings and funding for arts programs during the Great Depression.
3. Listener Mailbag: Listener Katie asks if there is anything to be optimistic about.
David: The US Consulate in Edinburgh