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Conflicts of Interest

Top Republican Advises Democrats To Just Chill On Trump's Conflicts Of Interest

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) declined to express an opinion Tuesday about whether President-elect Donald Trump’s t...

Before There Was Trump, There Was Ventura

David Schultz | Posted 11.25.2016 | Politics
David Schultz

Both are politainers within a world of politainment where the traditional boundaries between politics and entertainment have merged, and the normal rules defining conflict of interest and the personal and public roles of individuals have collapsed.

Trump's Conflicts Of Interest Are Unprecedented In American History

Robert Weissman | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Robert Weissman

This is not an esoteric issue. Unless eliminated through a plan for Trump to divest his ownership of the businesses, those conflicts of interest will materially affect national policy-making across a broad range of areas.

The Scandal Is What's Legal

Stephen G. Cecchetti | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Stephen G. Cecchetti

If you haven't seen The Big Short, you should. The acting is superb and the story enlightening: a few brilliant outcasts each discover just how big th...

Clinton's Credibility Questioned as Bill's Philanthropy 'Takes It to the Limit'

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

When supporters of Bernie Sanders question Hillary Clinton's substantial campaign donations from corporate interests and Wall Street, they have an undeniable point. Yet it's her byzantine family foundation that creates perhaps the most troubling black hole of accountability.

Is It Ethical for Coke to Sponsor Conflicted Research on Weight Loss?

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

Given Coke's own standards, it is appropriate to ask: Are the company's actions that have prompted such sharp public criticism in line with its strong commitment to integrity? More specifically, are they consistent with Coke's imperative of "acting honestly"?

Addressing Conflicts of Interest

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 05.28.2016 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Whether you believe in the "Liberal Media" or a "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy," it is hard to get through many cable news segments without questioning if there isn't some bias driving the latest "scandal."

Stephanopoulos Incident Feeds False Republican Myth That the Media Is Liberally Biased

Larry Atkins | Posted 05.20.2016 | Media
Larry Atkins

Stephanopoulos should have disclosed his donations to the Clinton Foundation. The Stephanopoulos incident not only hurts his credibility, but hurts the credibility of the many mainstream media professionals.

Jillian Berman

Why You Should Be Wary Of Egg Freezing As A Ticket To 'Having It All'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.17.2014 | Business

Despite all of the hype, egg freezing isn't a fool-proof plan for women hoping to stave off motherhood while they climb the corporate ladder. The m...

U.S. Foreign Policy Manipulation via Media Is Systemic, Warns Expert

Till Bruckner | Posted 11.22.2014 | Media
Till Bruckner

Foreign policy pundits have had a rough time recently in Washington, D.C.

Federal Judges Admit Conflicts Of Interests, Leaving Litigants Reeling

Center For Public Integrity | Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir, Chris Young | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

When Linda Wolicki-Gables and her husband appealed a lawsuit all the way to the second-highest court in the nation against Johnson & Johnson over a ma...

Before Academics Complain About Conflicts of Interest, They Should Disclose Their Own

Nell Minow | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Nell Minow

Academics are influential, because they are perceived as uniquely able to evaluate all sides with equal rigor, free from bias or obligation. If that is to continue, they must be completely transparent about their sources of funding.

Founders as Directors Must Avoid Self-Dealing

Brad Reid | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

An assertion that the directors failed to exercise proper oversight requires proof that the directors failed to create an information system or controls or, having an information system, consciously failed to monitor corporate operations.

How to Fight Fear and Restore Trust in Medicine

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

With my disclosure, I am holding myself publicly accountable to my patients. I am saying that I don't have anything to hide from you. I know you are vulnerable, but I'll be vulnerable with you. This is a partnership. We're in this together.

A Big Problem: Pundits With Major Conflicts Of Interest

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.11.2013 | Media

Many of the pundits who commented on a potential war with Syria had major conflicts of interest that were not disclosed to viewers and readers, accord...

Big Businesses Offer Revolving Door Rewards

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

During former Citigroup executive Jack Lew's recent confirmation as Treasury Secretary, some people were troubled to learn that the big bank had promised him special financial awards if he left to take a job in the government. But a review by POGO shows that Lew's deal with Citi was no anomaly.

Lynne Peeples

Governing Fracking Or Fracking Government? Watchdogs Question Conflicts Of Interest

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green

After facing heat from fellow residents of Red Wing, Minn., over his ties with an industry group intent on increasing frac sand mining in the state, t...

Observations Concerning Distinguishing Facts, Opinions, Lies, and Distortions

Brad Reid | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Brad Reid

Mixing-up fact, opinion, lies, and distortions may seem to be a short-term path to business or political success, but in the long term the informational system will collapse.

Why You Lie...And Why You Should Stop

The Huffington Post | Laura Rowley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Fifty

Feeling tense or melancholy? Got a sore throat or headache? Now: How many times have you stretched the truth this week? A new study finds lying is lin...

A Drug-Maker's Ethical 'Mistakes'

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo made profits in ways that manipulated the choices of doctors and sometimes resulted in patients' being subjected to significant risks without their informed consent.

Leadership Lessons From Wal-Mart's Bribery Scandal

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

This story of a deplorable leadership failure at one of the world's largest companies is a cautionary tale for corporate executives.

Ann Romney's Blind Trust Invested In Controversial Sex Site Via Goldman

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business

By Greg Roumeliotis NEW YORK, April 2 (Reuters) - A blind trust in the name of Ann Romney, wife of Republican U.S. presidential hopefu...

Controversial DARPA Chief Regina Dugan Bolts for Job With Google

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

By JOE NEWMAN Cross-posted on POGO's blog. Regina Dugan's tenure at the Department of Defense's shadowy research arm is apparently over with news that...

Zach Carter

Republican Financial Regulator Goes Crying To OMB

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a signal that partisan squabbling in the nation's capital may be reaching new levels of rancor, a key Republican regulator is pursuin...

An Open Letter to Gov. Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Martens

Dave Colavito | Posted 12.05.2011 | New York
Dave Colavito

I've read your report on hydraulic fracturing, and I couldn't find anything that proposes requiring compensation for people who might experience damage to their property, contamination of their water, or adverse health affects.