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Corruption

Some Victory Against Ben Nelson -- Who is Next?

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Ben Nelson probably hates us right now -- or at least me. But that's OK, it was worth it. Here's what happened.

A Republican to Save Us

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

You probably don't know much about Sheila Bair, but she is looking out for you, and that is why the big guys on Wall Street and their allies in the Obama administration are out to get her.

Back to Sachs: Astrology, Despotism, and Africa

William Easterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Easterly

Calling 63 countries "potentially well governed" is like saying Paris Hilton is potentially a virgin; ignoring bad government is a formula for the same kind of bad aid policy that produced decades of failure.

No Need to Oversimplify Poverty

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

Sub-Saharan Africa faces a constellation of special challenges, with greater or lesser impact in different parts of the region. These challenges should be addressed forthrightly and in an integrated manner.

U.S. Rep. Gutierrez Profited Through Indicted Developer

CBS2 Chicago | Ed Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) ― U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-4th) actively fronted for now-indicted real estate developer Calvin Boender, and the relationship led to...

Roh's Second New Day

Bernard Rowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Rowan

The death of Roh Moo-hyun is a call for Koreans on all sides of the political spectrum to limit the influence of money on political candidates and their families.

Not Stimulated! (Part 1)

Gihan Perera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gihan Perera

The same cast of characters that got us into the economic mess -- the same ones that benefited from opportunities presented by out-of-control housing markets -- will benefit from the stimulus.

Iraq Anti-Corruption Watchdog Arrests 1,000 'Corrupt' Officials

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraq's anti-corruption watchdog says arrest warrants have been issued for some 1,000 allegedly corrupt officials....

Torture as Literature

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Rindsberg

The unity, faith, and support for the nation that America experienced after September 11th is giving way to distrust and fragmentation.

A Rich Man Learns Dubai is Not the Place to Commit a Crime

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

In Dubai, crime doesn't pay.

Internet Heroes and Villains

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

ISPs have stuck consumers with higher prices and slower speeds, while repeatedly threatening to throttle the free and open Internet. And our elected and appointed officials have let this happen.

Rep. Murtha Should Step Down from Chairmanship of Defense Appropriations

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

How many more stories must appear before Rep. Murtha is forced from his perch as chairman of Defense Appropriations and denied further opportunity to feather his own nest?

One Man's Vote, One Man's Elected Pain

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Derrick K. Baker

I've come to conclude that akin to the God complex that suits many law enforcement types is a certain gene that is part and parcel of how people who aspire to public office are wired.

The Front Group Behind Cockfighting Criminals

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

VGBA wants to keep weak laws on the books for strapping razor-sharp knives to the legs of roosters, forcing them to hack each other to death for gambling profits and spectator enjoyment.

Medvedev: Anti-Corruption Drive Failed So Far

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was quoted as saying on Tuesday his high-profile drive to cut corruption had so far failed....

Corruption

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shashi Tharoor

For the affluent, corruption is at worst a nuisance; for the salaried middle-class, it can be an indignity and a burden; but for the poor, it is often a tragedy.

John Murtha and the Culture of Corruption

Eyck Freymann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eyck Freymann

Murtha is a crook, and if the House Democrats were serious about fighting corruption, they would have expelled him from the caucus when the first definitive corruption stories broke.

Corruption Allegations Could Threaten Khmer Rouge Trials

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Even as Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia gain momentum with compelling testimony from the regime's chief torturer, allegations of corruption among the t...

The Torture Lawyers: Where Are They Now?

Andrew Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Woods

William "Jim" Haynes II was hired in 2008 as Chief Corporate Counsel at Chevron Corporate Office in San Ramon, CA. Why would Chevron hire Haynes?

Hamid Karzai And The Cancer Of Corruption

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Hamid Karzai is no lay down misére for the August elections and for all the violence and insecurity in Afghanistan, it may well be his tolerance for corruption that seals his fate.

Mystery of Ex-FBI Agent Missing in Iran Gets Close House Attention

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Stein

Iranian officials insist they don't know anything about the disappearance or whereabouts of Levinson, a career FBI agent with a specialty in international crime.

Wire Creator Predicts Surge In Corruption As Newspapers Decline

Guardian | Oliver Burkeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fictional corrupt politicians are a mainstay of The Wire, David Simon's celebrated television series about life on the Baltimore streets. But the show...

New Afghan Grassroots Efforts Battle Corruption

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In this remote area amid the rough-hewn mountains of northern Afghanistan, a man gingerly steps forward at a village assembly. "Why did you spend so ...

David Vitter, Successful Scofflaw

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

How many more crimes can Vitter commit before Election Day 2010? Further, is every Republican in Louisiana content to support this values-deficient, hypocritical scofflaw?

John Conyers, It's Time to Speak Up

Lawrence Lessig and Michael Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig and Michael Eisen

Conyers' proposed ban on "open access publishing" is the darling of the publishing industry because it would force the public to buy for-profit journals to get information that would otherwise be online for free.