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Political Corruption

Guest opinion: Nixon resignation anniversary shows contrast with Obama

The 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation as president is an appropriate time to take note of how nasty and unfounded the current Republican calls for impeaching President Obama happen to be.

August 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: The GOP's impeachment two-step

WASHINGTON — If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck.

August 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Government by intimidation in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON — U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa, revolted by the police-state arrogance of some elected prosecutors, has stopped a partisan abuse of law enforcement that was masquerading as political hygiene.

May 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Lenington bought $11,000 motorcycle using government email

Lenington bought $11,000 motorcycle using government email

Yellowstone County Treasurer Max Lenington may have violated county policy with dozens of messages sent and received through his government email account detailing an $11,000 transaction for a customized Triumph motorcycle from a dealer in Iowa.

November 03, 2013 12:15 am Related Loading…

George F. Will: On political speech, a court opportunity

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court must feel as though it is plowing an ocean as it repeatedly reminds Congress that the anodyne label “campaign finance reform” can encompass a multitude of sins. Come Tuesday, the court will have another occasion to consider that not all regulations of the indis…

October 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Washington's recipe for a witch hunt

WASHINGTON -- Washington superlawyer Joseph Califano once passed a message to a client being grilled by a congressional committee that read: "Keep cool in Kabul." That phrase has a certain piquancy now, but Califano simply wanted to calm the witness, slow the process a bit and get everyone t…

November 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: New anti-corruption law handicaps U.S. industries abroad

Why can’t our elected leaders in Washington recognize that the U.S. industry faces serious competition from state-owned companies in Russia and China?

August 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Few convinced by Karzai’s promise to curb corruption

KABUL, Afghanistan — Soon before departing for a donors’ conference in Tokyo, Afghan President Hamid Karzai appeared before parliament and acknowledged that corruption in the country had reached an “extreme level.” He vowed to tackle the problem and asked Afghan lawmakers and members of the …

July 15, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Senate flounders with abuse of filibuster

“The least man in the chamber, once he gets and holds that floor, by the rules can hold it and talk as long as he can stand on his feet providing always, first, that he does not sit down, and second that he does not leave the chamber or stop talking.”

July 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

New arguments filed in campaign finance case

HELENA — The Montana attorney general's office filed new arguments Friday in the ongoing court battle over Montana's political spending restrictions, saying the state's ban on corporate campaign contributions is constitutional.

March 23, 2012 3:30 pmLoading…

George F. Will: Court should set clearer standard for proving bribery

WASHINGTON — All elected officials, and those who help finance elections in the expectation that certain promises will be kept — and everyone who cares about the rule of law — should hope the Supreme Court agrees to hear Don Siegelman’s appeal of his conviction. Until the court clarifies wha…

February 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Get partisanship out of political practices office

Political corruption weakens democracy and demands our attention. Defined by Wikipedia as “the use of legislated powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain,” political corruption “erodes the institutional capacity of government as procedures are disregarded, resources are s…

February 08, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Constitution must protect election transparency

A century ago this year, the people of Montana stood up against some of the most influential corporations in history with a powerful message: People and their ideas — not corporations and their money — decide our elections.

January 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Imagine the thoughts in Blagojevich's veins

A blue vein ran along the back of Rod Blagojevich’s left hand, snaking back from the base of his index finger as the former governor of Illinois took that beating in federal court Monday.

July 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

George Will: Durbin tries to plant money tree funded by taxpayers

WASHINGTON — Memo to Democratic senators eager to vote themselves campaign subsidies in the name of combating corruption: You really should not cloak your self-serving crusade in a claim that could be called intellectual corruption.

April 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Group offers training for citizens to influence lawmakers

CHEYENNE — Last year students in the honors public speaking course at Casper College attended citizen lobbyist training in Cheyenne.

December 13, 2010 11:00 pmLoading…

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