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Corruption

Guest Author -- Brandon Grant On Political Corruption

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.27.2017 | 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 01.27.2017 | 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 01.22.2017 | 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 01.22.2017 | 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 01.23.2017 | 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 01.21.2017 | 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 01.21.2017 | 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 01.21.2017 | 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 01.21.2017 | 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 01.19.2017 | 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.

An Interview With Shades of Blue Creator Adi Hasak

Sam Rivman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Entertainment
Sam Rivman

t few years, there have been a plethora of different "cop shows" that have done well but are often criticized for being very contrived. After watching the pilot of Shades of Blue last night it is clear that it is not your average cop show.

Diplomatic Passports For Sale, Claims Dominica's Opposition Leader

Till Bruckner | Posted 01.18.2017 | World
Till Bruckner

Lennox Linton is the Leader of the Opposition in the Commonwealth of Dominica, an independent island-state in the Caribbean with just 72,000 inhabitan...

10 Steps to Eradicate Corruption

Miguel Marshall | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Miguel Marshall

My proposed solution to eradicate corruption, starting at a local level, is simple. We should introduce a startup mentality into policy making, where we can come up with solutions quickly, validate them efficiently and scale them once they gain traction.

Africa's Success Story

John Feffer | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
John Feffer

The most impressive person I met in Botswana barely said a word. She was an older woman, small in stature. We were sitting next to each other at a tab...

Supreme Court Spares Bob McDonnell From Prison For A While Longer

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up the case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), who in October urged the justices to review his...

How the U.S. Can Revamp Its Strategy Toward Central America

Jo-Marie Burt | Posted 01.15.2017 | World
Jo-Marie Burt

The intertwining of past and present highlights the necessity of addressing impunity at its core in post-conflict societies, and the perils of not doing so in the immediate transition period.

El Chapo's Next Escape

John M. Ackerman | Posted 01.13.2017 | World
John M. Ackerman

Sooner or later, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is bound to escape from prison again. In 2001, he did so by hiding in a laundry basket. Last year, after only 16 months of being locked-up, he escaped through a mile long tunnel dug under Mexico´s highest security prison.

Ukraine: The Good, The Bad, and The Irreversible

Olga Bielkova | Posted 01.10.2017 | World
Olga Bielkova

There is no going back for our country, and, as the New 2016 Year has arrived, I am more optimistic than ever that we will succeed as a European, democratic, and prosperous country.

Rackets Science: Obomnibus II, or The Influence Peddlers Protection Act of 2015 (Pt. 2)

Rob Hager | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
Rob Hager

Obama's presidency has made government far more corrupt. Obama wipes away a tear for the child victims of gun violence at a press conference, but he ...

Rackets Science: Obama's Omnibus, or the Influence Peddlers Protection Act of 2015 (Pt 1)

Rob Hager | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics
Rob Hager

Political scientists need a new sub-specialty to describe the end-of-year extravaganzas that influence peddlers and special interests have combined to make a Capital Christmas tradition: the racket of wholesale plundering of the government's treasury. Paraphrasing Willie Sutton, that's where the (tax-farmed and public-debt) money is.

'Naming and Faming' Liberia's Most Honest Government Officials

Blair Glencorse | Posted 12.23.2016 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

This raises the question: Why don't we find, celebrate and work with people like Oliver? Instead of "naming and shaming" perpetrators of corruption, why don't we "name and fame" the propagators of integrity?

Banning Sepp Blatter May Finally Give FIFA The Chance To Reform Itself. But Does It Want To?

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.23.2015 | Sports

FIFA gave soccer fans around the world an early holiday present on Monday when it banned Sepp Blatter, the organization's president, and Michel Platin...

Albania: Ambassador Lu's Watch List

Fron Nahzi | Posted 12.20.2016 | World
Fron Nahzi

As a driving force behind Albania's judicial reforms, US Ambassador Donald Lu recently told a room full of judges that they were divided into two grou...

5 Horrible Things Congress Just Snuck Into Law

Josh Silver | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics
Josh Silver

In what's become something of a sick annual tradition, members of Congress attached a multitude of riders to this must-pass piece of legislation in an attempt to sneak through deeply unpopular things they could never justify introducing or voting for on their own.

It's Time for Washington to Get Out of Bed With the Wahhabists Saudis

Sharon Premoli | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Sharon Premoli

Terrorism will never be defeated if it continues to be supported by Wahhabists who speak with forked tongue and who share absolutely nothing in common with us. They and their American enablers are the problem.