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Can Proportionality Distinguish Quid Pro Quo Corruption?

by Christopher Robertson

Kudos to Maggie McKinley, Climenko Fellow and former Lab Fellow, and to Network Fellow Thomas Groll for an impressive blogpost. They argue in a mixed-methods design—drawing on both qualitative data and formal analysis—that much of what lobbyists do isn't really quid pro quo corruption, notwithstanding the appearances.... Read more about Can Proportionality Distinguish Quid Pro Quo Corruption?

What’s Luck Got to Do with It? Everything, If You Are a Banking Whistleblower

by Kate Kenny, Queen's University Belfast, and Lab Fellow

Think whistleblowing is a matter of telling the truth? Think again. “Successful” whistleblowing, where the protagonist actually manages to make themselves heard in the media and get the support of the public, is a matter of luck.

Last month ...

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Whistleblower Who Exposed White House Tampering with Climate Science Dies

by Paul Thacker, re-blogged with the author's permission from Scientific American

Rick Piltz passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. He spent decades working in the federal government and state government in Texas, and was a prominent whistleblower during the Bush administration. He later founded Climate Science Watch.

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Republic, Unfrozen

by Christopher Phillips, adapted by the author from his blog item on the Huffington Post

For over seven years, I've been gallivanting across the fruited plain holding mini Constitutional Conventions with motley Americans. Many participants in these “Constitution Cafés” have joined the growing hue and cry across the political spectrum for a new Constitutional Convention to introduce amendments to enact campaign finance reform and do away with corporate personhood.

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