Tag Archives: Corruption

Lamar W. Hankins : Texas’ Pedernales Electric Coop Violates Cooperative Values

Then Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson at PEC headquarters in Johnson City, Texas, in 1961. PEC violates cooperative valuesand principles of liberty Perhaps the greatest irony about membership in the PEC is that I have no choice about being a … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Texas’ Pedernales Electric Coop Violates Cooperative Values

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Ted McLaughlin : Fingering Corruption in Afghanistan

President Hamid Karzai votes: Supposedly indelible ink used to mark voters’ fingers in the Afghanistan election to prevent fraud may have been easily washed off. Photo by Reuters.Ink hardly dry on electoral farce:American opinion and the Afghan fiascoBy Ted McLaughlin … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Fingering Corruption in Afghanistan

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KBR and the Army : Rewarding Incompetence and Scandal

Image from Ms. Sparky.Repeating bad behavior:Houston’s KBR gets $2.8 billion contract By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 7, 2010 It looks like the United States Army is incapable of learning from past mistakes. On Tuesday, the Army … finish reading KBR and the Army : Rewarding Incompetence and Scandal

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Greg Moses : The Cash Cops of Tenaha, Texas

Welcome to Tenaha! Photo by Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches / Flickr.Bizarre License on Highway 59: The Cash Cops of Tenaha By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / August 20, 2009 It was Friday of the last day of August, … finish reading Greg Moses : The Cash Cops of Tenaha, Texas

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The War on Drugs: Framing Suspects They’re Convinced Are Guilty Anyway

I have to ask, “How many times a week does this happen?” We watched a parade of trumped up terrorism charges fail in court in the years of hysteria following 9/11. Is there also a racist foundation to the hysteria … finish reading The War on Drugs: Framing Suspects They’re Convinced Are Guilty Anyway

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Wall Street and the Pentagon : Greed and its Delusions

Greed and its requisite delusions. Art by Tom Payne / Eyeball Press. At the heart of both scams is the deliberate corruption of information on such a vast scale that it overwhelms the mind of the educated layman to make … finish reading Wall Street and the Pentagon : Greed and its Delusions

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Constitutional Conventions: The Power to Reform Government to Eliminate Corruption

Illinois Citizens Deserve Corrupt GovernmentBy Joel Hirschhorn / December 12, 2008 Public Corruption Runs Rampant Because Americans Do Not Seek Genuine Political Reforms The current Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich, recently charged with crimes by the federal government, just follows in … finish reading Constitutional Conventions: The Power to Reform Government to Eliminate Corruption

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Cholera in Iraq: A Result of Government Corruption

Children fill water containers in a former Baghdad army base, now a slum. Cholera has infected many supplies. Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGESCorruption blamed as cholera rips through IraqBy Patrick Cockburn / October 10, 2008 BAGHDAD — A deadly outbreak of cholera … finish reading Cholera in Iraq: A Result of Government Corruption

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Don Siegelman : Contempt for Rove

Don Siegelman.‘By ignoring a Congressional subpoena, Karl Rove has spit in the face of Congress and the American people’By Don Siegelman / July 31, 2008 Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Karl Rove in contempt of Congress, moving … finish reading Don Siegelman : Contempt for Rove

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BOOKS : Justice, Texas Style

Read About It While You CanBy Craig Malisow / July 28, 2008 Authorities in Smith County (Tyler) might not be happy to learn that Smith County Justice, a book alleging systemic corruption and unusually harsh sentences in the county — … finish reading BOOKS : Justice, Texas Style

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Report : Gonzales Aides Broke Laws in Hiring

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee in July, 2004. Photo by Doug Mills / The New York Times.Politics guided decisions in systematic wayBy Eric Lichtblau / July 29, 2008 Senior aides to former Attorney General Alberto … finish reading Report : Gonzales Aides Broke Laws in Hiring

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McCaskill Takes On Military Industrial Complex

A Governmental Accountability Office report has found that Defense Contract Audit Agency officials and major defense contractors successfully pressured Pentagon auditors to hide damaging facts about the performance and costs of weapons systems. Photo by Joseph Kaczmarek / AP.Freshman senator … finish reading McCaskill Takes On Military Industrial Complex

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