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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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?