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Hidden, Lost, and Unopened Benefits Letters at the VA

Veterans and their survivors are being cheated out of their money, as tens of thousands of unopened letters related to benefits claims are being stashed away, tampered with, or destroyed by employees of the Veterans Affairs Department, according t...   read more

Deadliest U.S. Environmental Crime Goes to Trial

Five former executives of W.R. Grace & Co. appeared in court Monday morning in Missoula, Montana, for the opening day of the most important environment-related criminal trial ever filed against a corporation. For 27 years, W.R. Grace operated a ve...   read more

427,000 Pounds of Uranium Missing (And Some Plutonium, Too)

The Department of Energy cannot account for significant quantities of nuclear materials at 15 of 40 licensed locations, according to a report released on Monday by the Department of Energy’s Inspector General, Gregory Friedman.   More than 100 a...   read more

Who’s to Blame for China’s Pollution?

Although China has recently surpassed the United States as the world’s biggest CO2 emitter in 2007, new research shows that about a third of all Chinese carbon emissions are caused by the manufacturing of goods for other countries, particularly de...   read more

The Ultimate Bureaucrat: Paid $150,000 to Do Nothing

Since July 16, 2007, the Department of Labor has paid Bob Whitmore $12,500 a month to not come to work. Whitmore is the director of the recordkeeping system of the Occupational Safety and health Administration (OSHA). More than a year and a half a...   read more

Why are Presidential Helicopters Being Built in Italy?

President Obama faces a tricky decision regarding the construction of a new fleet of 28 state-of-the-art Marine One presidential helicopters, priced at $400 million per chopper.   The project was passed on to Obama from the Bush administration. ...   read more

The Case of the Unwanted Non-Terrorists

Seventeen Chinese Muslims are still being held at Guantánamo even though the U.S. government has already declared them innocent of any threat to Americans and a federal judge ordered their release into the continental United States last October. O...   read more

Latin American Leaders Call for End to Drug War

Representatives of nine Latin American countries, including ex-presidents of Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, have issued a report calling for a reevaluation of the “War on Drugs.” Among the other members of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and ...   read more

Torture Enthusiast Escapes from Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley, Professor John Yoo, who crafted the Bush administration’s legal justification of torture, is on leave from his tenured post at UC Berkeley to teach foreign relations law as a visiting professor at Chapman Univer...   read more

Will Obama Protect Bush’s Secrets?

Many advocates of open government have urged the Obama administration to release documents that the Bush administration refused to reveal. So far, President Obama has sent mixed messages about his intentions. On the one hand, he has signed executi...   read more

Senator Leahy Calls for Bush-Era Truth Commission

Monday, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont proposed the creation of a “truth and reconciliation commission” to investigate Bush administration policies such as its use of waterboarding and warrantless wire-tapping and the improper firing ...   read more

KBR Wins Iraq Electrical Contract Despite Electrocution Deaths of Soldiers

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $35 million contract to KBR for work at Camp Adder in south-central Iraq despite the fact that KBR is under criminal investigation in the death by electrocution of at least two American soldiers. The work ...   read more

Revolving Door Still Open for Lobbyists

“Revolving door” describes the common phenomenon of government officials being in charge of regulating companies for which they worked, and then, after they leave office, going to work for the same companies they were just regulating. Citizens for...   read more

Anti-Illegal Immigrant Criminal Program Shifted Focus Away from Criminals

As the Obama administration promises to revamp its immigration policy to target criminals, a new report says that in recent years, a high-profile federal program created to catch illegal immigrants with criminal records shifted its focus towards s...   read more

Kansas Rethinks Prison and Parole Policies

The United States accounts for just 4.5% of the world’s population, but 23% of the world prison population. The U.S. has the highest prison population rate in the world: one out of 132 Americans are in jail or prison. One state that has concentrat...   read more

Anti-Illegals Clash with IRS

In a strange twist, the Weld County Sherriff’s Department in Colorado, in its campaign to crack down on illegal immigrants, has found itself in conflict with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). From the point-of-view of the IRS, many illegal immig...   read more
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Controversies

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Hidden, Lost, and Unopened Benefits Letters at the VA

Veterans and their survivors are being cheated out of their money, as tens of thousands of unopened letters related to benefits claims are being stashed away, tampered with, or destroyed by employees of the Veterans Affairs Department, according t...   read more

Deadliest U.S. Environmental Crime Goes to Trial

Five former executives of W.R. Grace & Co. appeared in court Monday morning in Missoula, Montana, for the opening day of the most important environment-related criminal trial ever filed against a corporation. For 27 years, W.R. Grace operated a ve...   read more

427,000 Pounds of Uranium Missing (And Some Plutonium, Too)

The Department of Energy cannot account for significant quantities of nuclear materials at 15 of 40 licensed locations, according to a report released on Monday by the Department of Energy’s Inspector General, Gregory Friedman.   More than 100 a...   read more

Who’s to Blame for China’s Pollution?

Although China has recently surpassed the United States as the world’s biggest CO2 emitter in 2007, new research shows that about a third of all Chinese carbon emissions are caused by the manufacturing of goods for other countries, particularly de...   read more

The Ultimate Bureaucrat: Paid $150,000 to Do Nothing

Since July 16, 2007, the Department of Labor has paid Bob Whitmore $12,500 a month to not come to work. Whitmore is the director of the recordkeeping system of the Occupational Safety and health Administration (OSHA). More than a year and a half a...   read more

Why are Presidential Helicopters Being Built in Italy?

President Obama faces a tricky decision regarding the construction of a new fleet of 28 state-of-the-art Marine One presidential helicopters, priced at $400 million per chopper.   The project was passed on to Obama from the Bush administration. ...   read more

The Case of the Unwanted Non-Terrorists

Seventeen Chinese Muslims are still being held at Guantánamo even though the U.S. government has already declared them innocent of any threat to Americans and a federal judge ordered their release into the continental United States last October. O...   read more

Latin American Leaders Call for End to Drug War

Representatives of nine Latin American countries, including ex-presidents of Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, have issued a report calling for a reevaluation of the “War on Drugs.” Among the other members of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and ...   read more

Torture Enthusiast Escapes from Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley, Professor John Yoo, who crafted the Bush administration’s legal justification of torture, is on leave from his tenured post at UC Berkeley to teach foreign relations law as a visiting professor at Chapman Univer...   read more

Will Obama Protect Bush’s Secrets?

Many advocates of open government have urged the Obama administration to release documents that the Bush administration refused to reveal. So far, President Obama has sent mixed messages about his intentions. On the one hand, he has signed executi...   read more

Senator Leahy Calls for Bush-Era Truth Commission

Monday, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont proposed the creation of a “truth and reconciliation commission” to investigate Bush administration policies such as its use of waterboarding and warrantless wire-tapping and the improper firing ...   read more

KBR Wins Iraq Electrical Contract Despite Electrocution Deaths of Soldiers

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $35 million contract to KBR for work at Camp Adder in south-central Iraq despite the fact that KBR is under criminal investigation in the death by electrocution of at least two American soldiers. The work ...   read more

Revolving Door Still Open for Lobbyists

“Revolving door” describes the common phenomenon of government officials being in charge of regulating companies for which they worked, and then, after they leave office, going to work for the same companies they were just regulating. Citizens for...   read more

Anti-Illegal Immigrant Criminal Program Shifted Focus Away from Criminals

As the Obama administration promises to revamp its immigration policy to target criminals, a new report says that in recent years, a high-profile federal program created to catch illegal immigrants with criminal records shifted its focus towards s...   read more

Kansas Rethinks Prison and Parole Policies

The United States accounts for just 4.5% of the world’s population, but 23% of the world prison population. The U.S. has the highest prison population rate in the world: one out of 132 Americans are in jail or prison. One state that has concentrat...   read more

Anti-Illegals Clash with IRS

In a strange twist, the Weld County Sherriff’s Department in Colorado, in its campaign to crack down on illegal immigrants, has found itself in conflict with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). From the point-of-view of the IRS, many illegal immig...   read more
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