Corruption

Protest Corruption In Washington Today

Join the MoveOn and Ocean State Action team for a rally to protest corruption in Washington. Help make Washington work for the 98% of us who can’t afford a lobbyist. We need a massive groundswell to rid our democracy of corporate corruption. Featured speakers include Professor Corey Brettschneider, associate professor of political science at Brown

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I Said Hairshirt, Not…Oh, Never Mind

Governor Blagojevich has called a news conference for 3:00 today, presumably to announce that former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris will fill Obama’s empty Senate seat.  Senate Democrats are refusing to recognize anyone the governor appoints until Blagojevich loses the toupee or stops being corrupt or gets impeached or something.  If he does go to

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Yay, we’re NOT the most corrupt state in the country!

Dose reader Joe Bernstein, among others, had warned me Chicago can kick Providence’s butt on corruption.  Now it looks like Plunderdome has met its match.  The New York Times reports that Rod Blagojevich, governor of Illinois, was arrested for conspiring to gain financially from appointing Obama’s senate replacement. Oh, and for squeezing campaign contributions in

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Shame is a good thing…

… it helps to keep us honest, and is still in short supply in Rhode Island. Providence Mayor David Cicilline recently attended a fundraiser for his disgraced brother, attorney John M. Cicilline, who will be sentenced in September after pleading guilty to charges that he conspired to shake down clients and manipulate the criminal justice

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