Features related to corruption

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April 3, 2014 | Blog

The conservative justices, who often justify their rulings as true to the founders’ intentions, chose to ignore those same intentions on McCutcheon, writes Lawrence Lessig. Continue reading

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March 27, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Security cameras are mounted on the side of a building overlooking an intersection in midtown Manhattan, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in New York. In the background is a billboard of a human eye. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
March 18, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 | Blog

POGO’s executive director writes that “a lot of this corruption (the revolving doors, lobbying activities and campaign contributions, for instance) is legal. Mull that over: We’ve passed laws allowing the “Deep State” to not only exist, but also to flourish.” Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week we feature two Americans fighting against corruption: David Simon, creator of The Wire and activist Lawrence Lessig, who has taken an unconventional approach to highlight the need to get money out of politics. Continue reading

The Capitol Rotunda looms over the statue of George Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, as the House and Senate resume work in Washington. President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 4, 2014 | Blog

Corruption is endemic to the capitalist system and has not been successfully regulated away. Perhaps a system change is warranted? Continue reading

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February 3, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) walks with the New Hampshire Rebellion, organized by Lawrence Lessig (Photo: John Light)
January 27, 2014 | Blog

A small group of concerned citizens trekked across New Hampshire in an effort to make government corruption the defining issue in the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading

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January 24, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

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January 22, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

Lessig and Warren
September 26, 2013 | Blog

In a live webcast at noon ET today, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Lawrence Lessig will discuss McCutcheon v. FEC, a case coming before the Supreme Court next month that is being called Citizens United 2.0. Continue reading

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August 26, 2013 | Blog

Forensic economists devise ingenious ways of sniffing out corruption — both the kinds that land people in jail and the kinds that help land others in Congress. Continue reading

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August 20, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The author of This Town opines that the culture of greed, corruption and political manipulation disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff fostered is still with us today. Continue reading

Lawrence Lessig TED talk: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim
June 14, 2013

Through Rootstrikers, Lawrence Lessig seeks to stem the influence of money on our political system, what he considers the underlying source of challenges to American democracy. Continue reading

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April 12, 2013 | Blog

When it comes to reforming Washington, money in politics is the issue that trumps all others. Activist Josh Silver has some ideas on how to fix our coin-operated political system. Continue reading

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