Category Archives: Ethics

This is what kleptocracy looks like

Trump, Arif and Sater, at right, Trump Soho launch party, 2007 Photographer: Mark Von Holden/WireImage  Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is looking at “suspicious financial activity” involving “Russian operatives.” Bloomberg’s Timothy L. O’Brien reports that the other shoe to drop may involve “a … Continue reading

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“Drain the Swamp?” — Please

President Trump signed an executive order in late January — echoing language first endorsed by Mr. Obama — ostensibly prohibiting lobbyists and lawyers hired as political appointees from working for two years on “particular” government matters that involved their former … Continue reading

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Preet Bharara, Sally Yates & James Comey: “You are Fired!”

It is “Apprentice” live! FBI Director Comey is the latest official to fall foul of Trump mid-investigation. Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara had previously been dismissed As … Continue reading

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The Republican Party is sociopathic: If you didn’t know that already, the health care bill should make it clear

Posted on Salon.com SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017 01:00 PM EDT Republicans have long since left normal politics behind and veered into irresponsible, sadistic misbehavior CHAUNCEY DEVEGA Paul Ryan; Donald Trump; Kevin McCarthy (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) On Thursday, Republicans in the House … Continue reading

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What Ivanka Trump doesn’t know will hurt us all

Posted on Salon.com SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017 05:00 PM EDT I read “Women Who Work” so you don’t have to. Ivanka’s “successful businesswoman” reputation is kind of a sham ERIN KEANE Ivanka Trump (Credit: Salon/Flora Thevoux) Ivanka Trump’s new book … Continue reading

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HOW MUCH DOES A POLITICIAN COST? A GROUNDBREAKING STUDY REVEALS THE INFLUENCE OF MONEY IN POLITICS.

Posted On The Intercept.com Jon Schwarz May 4 2017, 9:07 a.m. An ingenious new Roosevelt Institute study on the influence of money on politics begins with an incredible story about how the world actually works: In the spring of 1987, Paul … Continue reading

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State Department Promotes Ivanka Trump’s Book In Another Ethics Blunder

HUFFINGTON POST — POLITICS 05/04/2017 04:55 pm ET | Updated 22 hours ago C’mon, folks. Not pushing the Trumps’ private business is not that hard. By Laura Bassett A State Department office retweeted Ivanka Trump’s post promoting her new book on … Continue reading

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