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Obama Loses Credibility by Cozying Up to Mexico´s New President

John M. Ackerman | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
John M. Ackerman

By cozying up to the new face of reaction in the region, Obama sends a clear message that his Latin America policy will be equally as shortsighted in his second term as it was during his first.

How to Stop Fraud and Corruption in Your Organization

Richard Leblanc | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Richard Leblanc

The fraud and corruption continues to grow. What should boards do? Six things.

As Kwame Brown Sentence Shows, Not All Scandals Are Scandals

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 01.19.2013 | DC
Michael Fauntroy

As we come to the end of a difficult and embarrassing year for District politics, let us resist the urge to paint all corruption with the same broad strokes.

Every American Needs to Watch The Warning on Netflix if They Want the Truth about the Financial Collapse

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

You have to see this film. It tells about how Brooksley Born, the chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) during the Clinton administration, saw, very clearly, the impending disaster on Wall Street and in the financial markets.

Dan Froomkin

Justice, SEC Stand Firm On Foreign Anti-Bribery Laws In Face Of Opposition | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors and financial regulators on Wednesday reasserted their intention to enforce the law that bans the bribery of foreign...

The Campaign Ends, But the Corruption Continues

James Poulos | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
James Poulos

Post-election corruption is a bipartisan problem fueled by lobbying and greased by cash. It can be hard to tighten the regulatory screws in an environment where just about everyone's in on the game. But there's no reason to despair.

Elizabeth Warren Would Be the Conscience of the United States Senate

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

I have seen many Senators come and go and I have no doubt that if elected Elizabeth Warren would be the conscience of the Senate. Because she speaks for the best in you -- and me -- and Massachusetts -- and America.

Corruption Takes Center Stage in Greek-Euro Crisis

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Frank Vogl

It is a long way from the courtroom in Athens that hosts Costas Vaxevanis to the arena of high global finance that Merkel bestrides, but the connection highlights the depth, the intractability and the complexity of the European financial crisis.

Arrest Warrant Issued Against Greek Journalist for Publishing 'Lagarde List'

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

In a shocking affront to democracy and freedom of speech, Greek prosecutors have ordered the immediate arrest of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis. This comes after the publication of the so-called "Lagarde List," containing the names of 1,991 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.

China: $4 Trillion in Dirty Money Should Worry Us All

Raymond Baker | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Raymond Baker

The world cannot afford to let China collapse into a pit of corruption and civil unrest. The result would be a disaster.

Movies and Politics: Truth in Fiction

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

By way of television, politics has become a form of entertainment, dominated by money and profit, imagery and spin, hype and personality. So maybe it's time to turn off the tube and pop in a DVD.

Did Alaska Senate Candidate Break Law While Serving on State Board?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska State Senate candidate Bob Bell is under investigation for his role in a controversial musk ox hunt in 2010 during the same time he was serving on the Alaska Board of Game, according to Alaska State Troopers.

What the Hell Is Being a Moderator For?

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Neither candidate for president is addressing one of the top 10 issues that Americans believe should be a priority for the next president -- more important than terrorism, the deficit, schools or social security.

Money, Corruption and Slavery

Monique Villa | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Monique Villa

Human trafficking and slavery depend on corruption, which depends on cash. Cutting off the global flow of money that is essential to greasing palms of corrupt officials would go a long way toward ending this barbarity. How to achieve that is another story.

Egyptian Soccer Fans' Anti-Corruption Campaign Gathers Steam

James Dorsey | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
James Dorsey

A campaign by militant Egyptian soccer fans to root out corruption gathered steam this week with the slapping of a travel ban on and the freezing of assets of the chairman of crowned Cairo club Al Ahly SC by the country's Illicit Gains Authority (IGA).

Afghanistan: We're Out of Reasons

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

In reporting about a Taliban attack against Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan last Friday, The New York Times pointed out that the eight U.S. Marin...

Saki Knafo

'Height Of Hypocrisy:' Karl Rove's New Super PAC Ads Tar Democrats As Corrupt | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Tim Bishop is a scoundrel. Just ask Karl Rove. A new ad by Rove’s super PAC, Crossroads GPS, is trying to frame the five-term Long Island congre...

Halloween Came Early at Forum on Illinois Corruption

Tom Tresser | Posted 12.01.2012 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

It was a tale of woe and defeat. The stories and statistics were horrifying reminders of the broken politics of Illinois that has defeated progressive efforts for reform, social justice and equity for decades.

The People's Republic of the Polo Shirt

John Wagner Givens | Posted 11.27.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

The polo shirt is an example of a Chinese twist on conspicuous consumption. Instead of expensive tailored suits, designer ties and glittering cuff links, nouveau riche Chinese seem content to purchase ever pricier polo shirts.

'Chronicle of Higher Education' Allows For-Profit College With High Student Loan Defaults to Sponsor and Pick the Speakers for Loan Default Event

David Halperin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education
David Halperin

The Chronicle is allowing its advertiser to determine the composition of an event that the Chronicle is presenting as a program of its own. It's renting out its reputation. This Chronicle event is like an event on "Guarding The Henhouse," sponsored by The Fox.

Feast of Fools: How American Democracy Became the Property of a Commercial Oligarchy

Lewis Lapham | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Lewis Lapham

It is the wisdom of the age -- shared by Democrat and Republican, by forlorn idealist and anxious realist -- that money rules the world, transcends the boundaries of sovereign states, serves as the light unto the nations, and waters the tree of liberty.

Few Arrested by Homeland Security Watchdog Are Employees

Andrew Becker | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Andrew Becker

The watchdog agency that polices the Homeland Security Department for waste, fraud and abuse may have given the wrong impression on the extent of crimes committed by immigration officers, border agents and other employees in a recent summary report of its accomplishments.

The Strength of American Democracy

Mike Edwards | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Mike Edwards

The health of our democracy doesn't rest on the state of the economy, or the approval ratings of Congress, or even on the amount of money being dumped into political advertising. It rests on the basic fairness of a system that gives everyone a voice and gives equal weight to everybody's vote.

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.

Afghan Actress' Murder Spreads Fear

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

On Aug. 20, sisters Areza and Tamana and their friend Benafsha were minutes away from moving out of their conservative Kabul neighborhood when the nei...