Draining the swamp and installing a Jacuzzi. Every week a new blatant abuse of power is displayed by government officials.
Is it happening more, is it just the media interest in reporting it after their long vacation?
I think it's always been around. Media interest, no matter who or when, is better than none...the more the better. It's rampant and it has been for as long as there is authority to cover it up.