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The GOP's Biggest Integrity Test
William S. Becker
The world's very first winner of Integrity Idol
The international network for innovators in public service
Defending Real Democracy, Starting in New York
New York City Public Advocate
For all the manufactured "Republican versus Democrat" drama that dominates today's cable news and political rhetoric, the most striking feature of our present-day democracy is not partisan divide -- it's a corrupt system that protects incumbents from the consequences that real democracy brings.
Founder, Leadership for a Responsible Society
Why couldn't the CDC save lives instead of putting them at risk? Why couldn't the VA help patients instead of delaying their care? Then maybe we would have a little more trust in the feds.
It's Time for Youth and Governments to Fall in Love
Digital Strategist, World Bank Group
Throughout history, young people have used protests to hold governments accountable. Now, their roles in governments are front and center.
Good Government: Time for More Credit and Less Blame
The governmental shutdown had a number of unexpected consequences. One of the more important, in our opinion, is that it elevated the visibility and importance of what the government does or does not do in the mind of the American public.
The GOP's Problem of Selective Transparency
Sen. Bert Johnson
Michigan State Senator
This year, in an unprecedented shift away from transparency, the General Government budget legislation allots two bulk sums of money, totaling nearly $240 million, to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. I believe this is bad governance.
Charles J. Reid, Jr.
Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas
From groaning truckloads of freight to families on vacation, easy mobility across the nation is assured by the collective governmental effort that was the interstate highway system.
The Bottom Line: U.S. Fisheries and Us
Director, U.S. Oceans, The Pew Charitable Trusts
NOAA should withdraw this flawed proposal and work to create one that will improve public access to fisheries information so that our oceans can be managed effectively.
Demand Campaign Reform: Key to Good Government and Recovery
Harry L. Langer
Retired commercial-real-estate entrepreneur
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Thanks to Kelly Thomas, Fullerton's Future Is Now
Mayor, City of Beverly Hills
Don't tell the good people of Fullerton, California that "you can't fight City Hall." Not only did they fight City Hall, they changed it.
Idling Government Employees Need to Wake Up
Attorney and Blogger
With the economy so bad now, these blatant public displays of waste and excess in taxpayer-subsidized vehicles highlight a careless disregard for public funds and how they are spent.
Occupy the Maine Woods!
Civil rights lawyer; former state senator, writer
Angry anti-government guys calling the gift of private property for the purpose of creating a public park a "government takeover," is not going to solve Marine's welfare problem, or any other problem.
Can the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Enable Open Government by Design?
Senior Editor for Technology and Society, The Huffington Post
The consumer bureau, a federal agency launching today, is open to new ideas about how help borrowers make informed decisions.
What's in a Name? Open Gov and Good Gov
Beth Simone Noveck
Professor, New York Law; Former U.S. Deputy CTO
Putting the cabinet secretary's schedule up online does little to produce greater accountability
better government. At least there's no empirical evidence to suggest that it does.
Obama Opens the Oval Office to Good Government Groups
Project On Government Oversight
Exposing Corruption, Exploring Solutions
When we met with him yesterday, President Obama did something remarkable: He said the issue of transparency in government is incredibly difficult, and he asked us to work with his office to improve the status quo.
What's Wrong With 311 in Los Angeles
Author, Speaker, Editor
Citizens who take the time to keep their neighborhoods clean should not have to jump through hoops. The operator should just send the information where it belongs.
Reforming California Measure by Measure
Headington Media Group
The least Californians can do is commit ourselves to fix a broken system through open primaries, redistricting reform and term limits modification.
O'Connor's Voice of Conscience
President, Progressive Victory
Sandra Day O'Connor, who marked her 80th birthday last month, has emerged as the most cogent -- and for conservatives, the most vexing -- foe of the court majority.
The Payday Lending Exemption Should Make Us Sick
Executive Director + Lecturer of Center for Nonprofit and Publ...
Today's news that the Senate will remove the teeth from consumer protection legislation by giving a pass to payday lenders should make you sick.
Putting Civilian Review Back Into the CCRB
New York City Councilman
The "bad old days" of crime are simply a memory, except in one respect: we are moving back to a time when the NYPD had the sole authority to police its own officers accused of misconduct.
A Public Option is Good Government!
Rep. Keith Ellison
Co-chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus; U.S. Representativ...
With a public option, government does not "run" health care--government makes sure that everyone gets health care.
We the People: the Nuclear Option
Former Chief Scientist of BP; Chair, the UK Office of Renewabl...
While in the US we have been regulating and making decisions about electricity mostly on a state level, things are becoming more interconnected.
Religous Leaders Call For Morality In Government
John McCain as a Hood Ornament
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