Tag Archives: Political Corruption

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PODCAST | Texas public interest crusader Craig McDonald, whose complaint triggered the Rick Perry indictment

On Rag Radio, Craig McDonald says the Perry case is about ‘coercion and abuse of power,’ and that only the Texas media has gotten the story right. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | September 22, 2014 Texas … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Texas public interest crusader Craig McDonald, whose complaint triggered the Rick Perry indictment

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METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Despite claims of partisan bias, Perry indictment has merit

The indictments mean that a special grand jury has good cause to believe that Perry has violated two criminal laws by his actions. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 18, 2014 AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry’s … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Despite claims of partisan bias, Perry indictment has merit

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Harry Targ : Fairness in Hypocrisy Valley

Image from Occasional Links and Commentary.Fairness in Hypocrisy Valley Since elections, the public expression of political power, are significantly determined by millionaires, trustees at Hypocrisy Valley usually are the wealthy and powerful. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Harry Targ : Fairness in Hypocrisy Valley

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Haiti and American Colonialism : The Story Behind the Story

A member of François “Papa Doc” Duvalier’s Tonton Macoutes death squad, center, with Haitian soldier to his right. Note the look of terror on the woman vendor’s face. Image from Latin American Studies. How did Haiti become so poor?Haitian earthquake: … finish reading Haiti and American Colonialism : The Story Behind the Story

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Decade of Deceit : Our Leaders and their Lies

A catalog of calumny:The Decade of Deceit Lie: a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive. By Sid Eschenbach / The Rag Blog / January 9, 2010 Bookended by two lies, George Bush’s “Compassionate Conservatism” and Barack Obama’s “Change … finish reading Decade of Deceit : Our Leaders and their Lies

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Corruption in Panama : Former President on the Lam

Panama’s ex-President Ernesto Pérez Balladares earlier this year. Panama’s ‘Toro’ is currently wanted by law enforcement, if not by Panama’s voters. Photo from telemetro.com.Panama’s ‘Toro’ goes underground Warrant issued for arrest of ex-President Ernesto Pérez Balladares for laundering money from … finish reading Corruption in Panama : Former President on the Lam

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New Years Wish List : Forrest Gump Congressional Reform

First Continental Congress. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators who serve their term(s) and then go home and back to work. New Year’s wish list:Forrest Gump’s Congressional Reform Act of 2010 … finish reading New Years Wish List : Forrest Gump Congressional Reform

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Colombia : Official Corruption and Mr. Big

Colombian President Álvaro Uribe. A history of official corruption: Colombia and the Uribe family By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 16, 2009 See ‘A Stroll down Paramilitary Lane,’ below. …the sheer number of cases, their geographic spread, … finish reading Colombia : Official Corruption and Mr. Big

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Colombia : Cocaine, Corruption and the U.S. Army

Image from The Latin Americanist.The U.S. and the Colombian invasion:A history of corruption, cocaine, and paramilitary violence By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 7, 2009 CARTAGENA DE INDIES, Colombia — Well, kids, answering our own question from … finish reading Colombia : Cocaine, Corruption and the U.S. Army

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Death Penalty Probe : Perry Pressured Panel Chair

Fired commission chief Sam Bassett:Pressure from Perry on Willingham probe By Zachary Roth / October 13, 2009 It’s starting to look more and more like Texas governor Rick Perry orchestrated an effort to thwart a state probe into an arson … finish reading Death Penalty Probe : Perry Pressured Panel Chair

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Juan Cole’s Tale of Two (Not So Regular) Joes

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Alberto Gonzales, the Tragic Opera

Alberto Gonzales, the Opera, Hits StageSeptember 4, 2009 A graduate music student has taken the political theater of Washington, D.C., one step further this summer. She’s turned it into opera. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ congressional grilling in April 2007 … finish reading Alberto Gonzales, the Tragic Opera

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