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How U.S. Sidelines Some of the Corrupt in the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 02.22.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: Stock Photo. FreeImages.com/Evgenia Pronina Most residents of the former Soviet Union hate the corruption that prevents everyone but a tiny mi...

Why Niger's Presidential Election Matters

Phyllis Taoua | Posted 02.21.2016 | World
Phyllis Taoua

Nigerians want and need a government that effectively represents the majority's interests, but many citizens are understandably disaffected and impoverished.

Dominica's Citizenship Programme "Main Source of FDI", Officials Say

Till Bruckner | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

Like several other countries in the Caribbean, the Commonwealth of Dominica, an independent island-state with just 72,000 inhabitants, runs an economi...

Pope Francis: One More International Observer for Human Rights in Mexico

Daniella Burgi-Palomino | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Daniella Burgi-Palomino

Throughout the next few days, Pope Francis will have the opportunity to be close to some of Mexico's most vulnerable populations including indigenous communities, children, youth, and prison inmates, among the thousands of others that will flock to see him.

Sex, Lies, and Wrongful Conviction: Kathleen Kane's Other Scandal

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

When prosecutors and judges feel comfortable sending each other racist and sexually explicit emails for fun, something is wrong. This same cozy and corrupt system allowed my innocence to be swept under the rug for years. It's time for accountability and justice for me and so many others who have suffered from wrongful convictions.

Croatia's Cabinet Minister Known for Anti-Semitic Views Should Resign: HDZ's Authoritarian and Corrupt Rule Must be Stopped

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 02.11.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit are joining Israel-based The Simon Wiesenthal Center and international groups calling for the resignation of Croatia's HDZ-Most cabinet minister Zlatan Hasanbegovic.

Sanders' Surge Marks Public Outrage With Rigged System

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The Hillary Clinton campaign is in panic mode; no more are they looking ahead to the general election, the focus is on Sanders approaching in the rear-view mirror. Clinton's policy positions and speech become more calibrated for the progressive primary voter.

Islamic Revival and the Yearning for Social Justice

Morgan Y. Liu | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion
Morgan Y. Liu

Is there a link between Islam and justice? Would a society following Islamic principles be a more just society? Many Muslims across the world today th...

Almost All The Top Officials In This Texas Town Were Arrested For Corruption

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

Nearly every top elected official in a small Texas town was arrested last week after being accused of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and hel...

Africa Is Not A Hopeless Continent

Sibusiso Sgwane | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Sibusiso Sgwane

The beautiful and resource rich continent of Africa has for many years been portrayed by Western media as hopeless, futureless, poverty-stricken, corr...

Before Trump There Was Buddy Cianci

Rhoades Alderson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Rhoades Alderson

Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., who served separate, decade-long epochs as mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, each punctuated by a felony conviction, died last week at 74. He lorded over only twenty square miles, but across America political junkies smiled and shook their heads at the news. "F---ing Buddy."

Extreme Inequality Is a Symptom of a Broken Society

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Ultimately the world's leaders need to be willing to challenge the status quo and tackle the common challenges of limited capacity, corruption, lack of accountability, and elite capture.

Nigeria: Faith Against Corruption

Katherine Marshall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and teachings are an inspiration for anyone who fights for social justice. Shaun Casey, a theologian and savvy political analyst, serves as the first Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs in the US State Department.

The Hopeless State of Brazil

Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha

During a recent visit to Porto Alegre, my hometown in Brazil, I went to the supermarket for groceries. As my turn at the checkout approached my phone ...

A Tale of Two Buddys

Stephen Rosa | Posted 01.30.2016 | Politics
Stephen Rosa

When former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci passed away this week, I was surprised to find myself as sad as I was. I was never a Buddy campaig...

Guest Author -- Brandon Grant On Political Corruption

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.27.2016 | Teen
Chris Weigant

People are suffering and need your help! You're a United States legislator and you have just been presented with an up-and-coming bill. If this bill passes, people will receive aid and live better lives.

Ukraine Needs European Marshall Plan and to defeat corruption

Diane M. Francis | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
Diane M. Francis

Ironically, it was a breakfast panel hosted by a Ukrainian oligarch, Victor Pinchuk and his Pinchuk Foundation, that yielded the most candid and interesting remarks as to what to do about Ukraine's struggle against Putin and internal corruption.

Top Ten Reasons to Support Bernie Sanders

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

Political Climate Change is in the Air Time to Turn on the Bern "It's called the Greenspan Effect. Thanks to those gangster-banksters, the average A...

Death of the Shareholder and the Rise of the CEO Paymachine

FIXCapitalism | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
FIXCapitalism

By Mark Blessington In Adam Smith's day, investment of personal savings into business drove economic growth. Most economic activity back then involv...

Being Tough, Doing Wrong: The Shame of Mass Incarceration

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics
Kermit Roosevelt

Why does the United States incarcerate a higher percentage of its citizens than any other country in the world?

Nicki Minaj and Ne-Yo Take the Stage in Controversial Africa Performances: Where Do We Draw the Line?

Christine Ngaruiya, MD MSc DTM&H | Posted 01.24.2016 | Entertainment
Christine Ngaruiya, MD MSc DTM&H

Nicki Minaj recently performed in Angola despite pleas against it given ties to the country's corrupt leadership, a dictatorial head, and finances sta...

To Fix Politics, Think Beyond Citizens United

Josh Silver | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Josh Silver

Overturning Citizens United is an important and worthy cause, but it is not the panacea so many presidential candidates, pundits, and activists claim.

6 Years of Citizens United

Zephyr Teachout | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Zephyr Teachout

Citizens United was bad history, bad logic, bad law. Nobody with any common sense thinks that huge corporate expenditures don't corrupt politics, but the Court left common sense behind that day.

Hillary and Bernie: The Credibility Gap

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Clinton argues that she favors fundamental campaign finance reform, but she can't "unilaterally disarm." Deep pocket Republicans are amassing huge war chests to assault her. She has to be armed with big money to defend herself. But in doing so, Clinton "unilaterally disarmed" her own credibility.

Sorry, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Clinton Is Not a Progressive

Brian Boyko | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Brian Boyko

Jan Schakowsky is excited for Hillary Clinton because Hillary Clinton is a pro-woman woman. Given. No one (sane) ever suggested otherwise. And I, too, would love to see a real pro-woman woman as President of the United States. But my first choice candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, isn't running.