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How bribery works

How bribery works

When most Americans think of bribery, they think of some oleaginous lobbyist handing over a brown paper bag stuffed with $100 bills, buying the vote [...]
Washington Post doesn’t get it

Washington Post doesn’t get it

The Washington Post – for years the bête noir of conservatives – has been trying to reverse its plunging profitability with a new slogan: “If you do [...]
Don’t look for the union label

Don’t look for the union label

To its credit, the Office of Government Ethics recently proposed regulations that make it harder for lobbyists to influence career and political app [...]
Public ‘servants’ living the high life

Public ‘servants’ living the high life

On Dec. 5, 2011, hedge fund titan Raj Rajaratnam spent the first of 3,491 nights in federal prison. Rajaratnam received a sentence of 11 years for u [...]
At Harvard, Jack Abramoff talks about corruption in Washington

At Harvard, Jack Abramoff talks about corruption in Washington

Appearing at Harvard Law School a year and a half after being released from federal prison, a contrite Jack Abramoff expressed a desire to thwart th [...]
How about a no-bribery pledge?

How about a no-bribery pledge?

Much ink has been spilt over Grover Norquist’s tax pledge. Ululating Democrats blame the coming economic apocalypse on it. A few pusillanimous Repub [...]
‘Willing Vassals’ in Congress Do Lobbyist Bidding: Jack Abramoff

‘Willing Vassals’ in Congress Do Lobbyist Bidding: Jack Abramoff

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- As I built what became the nation’s largest individual lobbying practice -- with 40 employees at its peak -- I remained the onl [...]
5 questions I would ask the candidates

5 questions I would ask the candidates

As the Republican presidential candidates line up on stage for their next debate, it’s unlikely they will be challenged about the corrosive effect o [...]
Gratitude for faith and family

Gratitude for faith and family

Over the past eight years, my family and I have endured great hardship, pain and humiliation. All of this was the result of my actions, but that did [...]
All of Washington lives in Newt’s swamp

All of Washington lives in Newt’s swamp

Last week, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich romanced the Tea Party activists, who demand that the corrupt swamp of Washington be drai [...]
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