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Dc Corruption

Mayor Discusses 'Shadow Campaign' Allegations

Posted 07.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray (D) spoke about allegations that a "shadow campaign" helped his 2010 mayoral bid on Wednesday. B...

Last Chance for DC Citizens to Ban Corporate Donations, Fight Sleaze

Art Levine | Posted 09.03.2012 | DC
Art Levine

The ban on direct corporate donations to candidates won't by itself end corruption, but it's seen by reformers as an important first step.

We Can Fix Our Campaign Finance Laws and Use Full Disclosure to Stop Corruption in D.C.

David Grosso | Posted 04.16.2012 | DC
David Grosso

Corruption in D.C. damages our chances for full voting rights and cheats District residents. Recent federal prosecutions, along with a cascade of elections, may help clean out the D.C. Council. But we need more.

Whether It's Congressional Meddling or D.C. Council Ethics Scandals, Corruption Impedes Home Rule

David Grosso | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC
David Grosso

Congressional meddling with local D.C. laws must end because it's just another form of corruption. Yet, as long as D.C.'s elected officials continue to embarrass the city with ethics scandals, we'll have trouble convincing the country.

Losing the Battle but Winning the War: A Local Example

Jody Melto | Posted 02.06.2012 | DC
Jody Melto

Sure. It's great that the D.C. Council is working on Ethics Reform. But let's not forget that it's often a tenacious private citizen or internal whistleblower, usually not an elected official, who unearths unethical or even illegal activity.

The Mayor's Record

Adam Clampitt | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC
Adam Clampitt

In months of reporting by the mainstream media on topics completely irrelevant to the daily lives of District residents, I have a novel idea. Suppose we actually discuss what Mayor Gray is actually doing to help residents?