Features related to corruption

  • December 2, 2015

    This post originally appeared at The Huffington Post. There’s an old corruption joke that you’ll find variations of in India, in Nigeria, in China — I’ve heard versions from everywhere. A bureaucrat from China visits an Indian counterpart and sees … Continue reading

  • December 2, 2015
    Zephyr Teachout writes that while the state Assembly speaker has been convicted of corruption, he's only a small piece of New York's dishonorable system.
  • August 5, 2015

    As Bill Moyers often has said, “News is what people want to keep hidden. Everything else is publicity.” Throughout his journalism career, Bill and his team have investigated how all too often our government has tried to conceal its most … Continue reading

  • August 4, 2015

    The most destructive influence on American democracy is the way in which we have allowed big money to buy our government and politics. With such Supreme Court decisions as Citizens United and McCutcheon, we have unleashed a tidal wave of … Continue reading

  • June 9, 2015
    After serving in Congress, half of all retiring senators and 42 percent of retiring representatives become lobbyists. We need new rules to keep corruption -- or even the appearance of it -- at bay.
  • March 11, 2015
    Find out how the National Institute on Money in State Politics organizes and distributes millions of political finance records -- and how you can use that data to track the money in your state.
  • March 1, 2015
    Publicly financed elections -- and a return to trust busting -- are key to ending political corruption in the United States.
  • February 23, 2015
    Fighting the corruption of money in politics one state -- and even one city -- at a time may be the most effective path to reform.
  • December 18, 2014
    Some charters pass along nearly all their money to for-profit companies hired to manage the schools. It’s an arrangement that’s raising eyebrows.
  • December 16, 2014
    Read an excerpt from a 1906 Cosmopolitan exposé condemning rich donors who foot the bills for political parties and “manipulate the prosperity produced by all, so that it heaps up riches for the few.” Sound familiar?