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Corruption in Congress

Live Video: Its Impact on Police Brutality; Its Absence in Mass Murders

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
Michael J. Tansey

Videos of police brutality have galvanized astonishingly productive action in the space of less than a year. We can hope that the legislation from New York will serve as a model everywhere. Absent gruesome live video, is there anything that can prevent the NRA from grinding its boot-heel against our necks?

The No Lobbying Pledge

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

What reformers need is a Congress without conflict: Members who could not benefit from the bonus of being a lobbyist, and thus who could vote honestly and fairly about any proposals for reform. Enter the No Lobbying Pledge.

Lieberman Parties With Lobbyists Hours Before Passing Watered-Down Ethics Reform

Lee Fang | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Lee Fang

Strong improvements to the bill, from both Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), were blocked. The weakened STOCK Act, which President Obama says he will sign, does little to address any real corruption in Congress.