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The lower house of the parliament has 513 deputies of which 367 voted for impeachment. According to a watchdog group in Brasilia, Congresso em Foco, more than 300 of the members of the lower house are under investigation for such things as corruption, fraud, or electoral crimes.
Ethics is something that was taught in ancient Greece and was once neatly woven into our secondary education system. Ethics classes, like civics classes, are now rarely found on the high school level in this country. Isn't it time to resurrect this again?
Until election campaigns in New York State are publicly funded, getting rid of bad-apple politicians won't do much. The whole tree is rotten.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Senate leader Dean Skelos (SKEH'-lohs) and his adult son have been convicted of charges that
Before I was a criminal defense lawyer, I was a prosecutor. Before I was a prosecutor I was the Senior Adviser for Government Reform for the Majority Conference in New York State Senate (the irony of the title considering the stream of corruption prosecutions and convictions since is not lost on me.)
Democracy is not just a one-way street. It must try to serve those it governs the best way it can. "The Fool" knows this but unless the civic-minded are recognized as "The Wise," we are in danger of becoming a society run almost exclusively for the rich.
The case is the latest in a series of corruption prosecutions targeting members of the state legislature in Albany. The former
Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.
Prosecutors said Skelos pressured a real estate developer and an environmental technology company to pay his son more than
Corruption in government is as old as democracy, but that doesn't mean we have to accept it and not do everything we can to at least limit it. Write to the Governor or your local legislator and demand they champion these six reforms.
When it comes to the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates, the rule of thumb this time around is obviously going to be "the more, the merrier!" The number of officially-announced Republican candidates actually doubled this week.
NEW YORK, May 4 (Reuters) - New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a Republican, was taken into custody by federal
It's vital that New Yorker's not let the chance to expand our children's horizons and secure our country's future slip by. The New York Bonds for School Technology Act is a creative first step and deserves the voter's attention.
Paladino, who has ties to the birther movement, has spent most of the year focused on the Buffalo schools. He has generated
While politicians -- disproportionately, overwhelmingly men -- continue to squabble over issues that they haven't experienced and don't understand, the ability for women to empower themselves continues to hang in the balance.
The governor could be laying back to allow legislators to work out a solution to the issue of raising political money, a
(c)2013 Newsday Last year, lawmakers gave first approval to a constitutional amendment to allow the building of up to seven
Now, Cuomo is advancing a "women's agenda," that includes "equal pay for equal work" provisions. It would allow late-term
If our elected officials are to be truly representative of the populace, we need to get a larger, more diverse pool of donors to participate in the campaign financing system. We must also stop the unlimited flow of big money into politics.
National Democrats are cheering the Tkaczyk win even though Republicans continue to dominate the chamber. The Democratic