Ethics

Public Citizen: Trump Violating His Own Executive Order on Ethics

April 1, 2018

Public Citizen, a consumer rights advocacy group, has filed 30 ethics complaints for violations of Trump’s executive order, identifying at least 36 former lobbyists who are now working in Trump’s administration on issues for which they have recently lobbied. That number is just the tip of the iceberg, says Craig Holman, PC’s government affairs lobbyist

FOIA Documents Reveal Damage Control After State Department’s Trump Mar-a-Lago Promo

January 8, 2018

Emails obtained by the Real News Network through the Freedom of Information Act provide some insight into how the State Department responded to the controversial April 2017 blog post that promoted Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

Facing Public Outrage, House Republicans Back Down on Gutting Ethics Watchdog

January 3, 2017

Public Citizen’s Lisa Gilbert says the Office of Congressional Ethics was targeted because it is an effective check on Congressional misconduct

Should People Boycott Israel?

December 16, 2013
Journalist and author Ali Abunimah says that the endorsement of BDS by the American Studies Association (ASA) does not target individuals, only academic institutions complicit in denying the rights of Palestinians

The Cost of Saving the Planet

October 6, 2013
James Boyce: The US should focus on the human, not monetary cost of climate change

Reality Asserts Itself - Rania Masri

September 25, 2013
In this last segment of Reality Asserts Itself with Rania Masri, Paul Jay asks why she considers Israel the “enemy” state; the one state solution; and the possibility of a new political leadership amongst the Palestinians

Bangladesh

May 1, 2013
Bill Black: In the name of competitiveness, the criminal conditions that led to the deaths and injuries of thousands of workers in Bangladesh, are being created around the world in a race to lower wages and working conditions

Social Security Reform

April 14, 2013
Joseph Minarik (former chief economist of the Office of Management and Budget for eight years during the Clinton Administration) and economist Richard Wolff take on President Obama’s proposed changes to Social Security