political corruption


An Interview with India's Most Wanted Cartoonist

Aseem Trivedi faced a lifelong prison sentence for his drawings slamming corruption in his country. We spoke to him about the power cartoonists can yield, and why governments are trying harder and harder to silence them.
Philip Kleinfeld
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Another Powerful New York Politician Just Got Convicted for Corruption

Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam were found guilty of eight charges of bribery, extortion, and conspiracy.
VICE Staff

One of the Most Powerful Politicians in New York Was Just Found Guilty of Corruption

The only question is what kind of impact former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's fall will have on the way things get done in New York.
John Surico

Meet ‘Darth Vader,’ the Man Upending Ukrainian Politics

We talked to Darth Vader and Chewbacca, of Ukraine's Internet Party, to talk about political corruption and their hope that the country's parliament will one day be run by computers.
Alex Lubetkin

How the Backroom Dealings of a Bizarre Florida Eye Doctor Could Bring Down a US Senator

The federal corruption case against New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez comes down to whether a Palm Beach opthamologist was his co-conspirator or just a really good friend.
Mike Pearl

Are Indonesian Cops Using Sexy Photos to Smear an Anti-Corruption Watchdog?

Photos appearing to show the country's leading ethics watchdog fooling around with Miss Indonesia have rocked the political and law enforcement establishment.
Mark Hay

Jim Rubens and the Republican Crusade for Campaign Finance Reform

New Hampshire's dark horse Republican Senate candidate is turning right-wing populism into a crusade for campaign finance reform.
Grace Wyler

Texas Governor Rick Perry's Attorney Once Tried to Turn Him in to the FBI

The man entrusted with preventing a grand jury from bringing criminal charges against Perry once worked just as hard to put him in jail.
Murray Waas and J. P. Olsen

This Kid Made an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians

With US politics swimming in so much corporate money that it's pretty much an oligarchy, it can be hard to keep track of all the corruption. Luckily, there's an app for that.
Hannah Ewens

A Harvard Professor Is Crowdfunding a Super PAC to Save Democracy from Money

Larry Lessig is trying to raise $12 million in order to win some elections and prove that radical campaign finance reform is possible and necessary.
Matt Taylor
the vice reader

The Con-Artist Wing of the Democratic Party

The most consequential event of this young century has been the financial crisis. But is the party of Obama ready to come to terms with its own role in the disaster?
Matt Stoller