Tag Archives: Ethics

Today’s Stories of Interest

The truth is out- Sean Hannity’s “Freedom Concerts” are a scam that
takes allows him and his family luxury travel and provides injured
soldiers almost nothing. Why is this not surprising at all? http://www.debbieschlussel.com/6938/sean-hannitys-freedom-concert-scam-only-7-of-charitys-money-went-to-injured-troops-kids-of-fallen-troops-g5s-g6s-for-vannity/

Dodd’s new not-so-independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency : http://www.thenation.com/blogs/notion/541394/dodd_s_not_independent_consumer_watchdog

47,000 new reasons to pass the health care bill! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/19/health/policy/19arizona.html?ref=us

Greenspan admits he did “very little” to prevent the banking crisis, but claims it wasn’t his fault: http://www.propublica.org/ion/blog/item/greenspan-financial-crisis-not-my-fault

Civilian contractors wounded on injured in Iraq, now in financial ruins, take on AIG: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/back-iraq-injured-war-zone-workers-fight-insurance/story?id=10125056

Today’s Stories of Interest

Recent news stories worth reading….

In an act of bi-partisan bravado, Congressmen let themselves off the hook for earmarks abuse: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/05/us/politics/05ethics.html?ref=us

In a somewhat related story, the decline in public trust in America has declined from 76% in 1964 to just 17% under President Bush, bouncing back to only 19% today. This is the pessimism we will face, and that will be our biggest challenge, and require us to think about new ways to engage people: http://us.ft.com/ftgateway/superpage.ft?news_id=fto030320101534009307

Joe Conasan does a great job taking Republicans to town for this “phony indignation” over Charles Rangel’s actions, including a recap of their stalling during the DeLay investigations and John Boehner’s golfing junkets with commodities traders. http://www.salon.com/opinion/conason/2010/03/04/rangel/

Michigan is heading in the right direction on prison reform. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/05/us/05parole.html?hpw