Archive for the Category ‘In-Depth’

Tarnished Shields: Mark Sanford and the Morally Bankrupt GOP Leadership

Tarnished Shields: Mark Sanford and the Morally Bankrupt GOP Leadership

Some columns are easier to write than others. This is one of them. Providing all of my research were the “family values” Republicans. This week, second term Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina disappeared for six days, leaving the state without a chief executive who could make decisions in an emergency. His Republican lieutenant governor […]

The Cheating of Don Siegelman

The Cheating of Don Siegelman

We recently introduced our series of posts about the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and its unlawful ruling on the Don Siegelman case. Now it’s time to dive into the details. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals cheated former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman in multiple ways. The most glaring example involves the statute […]

Obama’s Pledge of Transparency Remains Largely Unfulfilled

Obama’s Pledge of Transparency Remains Largely Unfulfilled

Human rights and open-government advocates were heartened by President Barack Obama’s pledge during his first week in office to create “an unprecedented level of openness in Government” and “establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration.” But now, well into Obama’s second 100 days in office, many are expressing outrage and disappointment that many […]

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