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corruption



  • The County Where Cops Call the Shots

    Aaron Bekemeyer's PhD dissertation research examines how police unions, like those in Suffolk County, NY, became powerful in the 20th Century. Jennifer Mittelstadt also comments on the exceptional status of police unions.



  • Cleaning House: Watergate and the Limits of Reform

    by John A. Lawrence

    The reform agenda of the "Watergate Babies" class elected to Congress in 1974 achieved important successes but failed to prevent either the rise of the imperial presidency or increased partisan polarization. 



  • Watergate Led to Reforms. Now, Would-Be Reformers Believe, So Will Trump

    Jack Goldmith and Robert Bauer, legal veterans of the George W. Bush and Obama administrations respectively, are proposing a slate of reforms to limit executive branch powers. They hope to match the legislation passed after Watergate and the revelations of intelligence community abuses exposed by the Church Committee.



  • Historic Levels, but Not the Good Kind

    by Heather Cox Richardson

    Warren G. Harding created an atmosphere in which the point of government was not to help ordinary Americans, but to see how much leaders could get out of it.



  • The 47-Minute Presidency

    by Tom Engelhardt

    The 47 minutes that define Trump's presidency and why they are worth revisiting. 



  • Impeach Donald Trump

    by Yoni Appelbaum

    Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals--and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs.