Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Ethics Jails The Conversation

As the coronavirus rages in prisons, ethical issues of crime and punishment become more compelling

A 1970 image of prisoners in cell blocks at Rikers Island Prison.  Bettmann / Contributor/Bettmann via Getty Images by  Austin Sarat, Amherst College Thursday, August 6 Across the United States, prisons and jails have become hot…

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Senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump poses with a can of Goya beans. Critics charged she violated ethics rules. (Image: Ivanka Trump/Twitter)
Posted in Abuse of power Common Dreams Ethics News

Critics say Goya Bean tweet by Ivanka is clear ethics breach

“Si es Trump, tiene que ser corrupto,” “Ethics rules do not allow” such behavior, noted one political reporter, calling the tweet “pretty much unimaginable in previous administrations.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer Wednesday, July 15 Critics…

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The game billionaires play is not worthy of being called economy, either as care for the home, or as the art of living. It is exractive, naked money making, at war with life and creativity. (Photo: Drew Angerer)
Posted in Analysis Climate change Environment Environmental Justice Ethics Social Justice

The path beyond extinction and escape: return to earth, regenerate and share

Message for World Environment Day, 5th June 2020. by Vandana Shiva Friday, June 5, 2020 On 31st May, while people were dying during the Corona Pandemic, while millions had lost their livelihoods and were going hungry…

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Posted in Dark Money Ethics News Politics

Trump FEC pick offers mixed messages on donor disclosure

Dark Money comes to the Federal Elections Commission By Karl Evers-Hillstrom Ι Center for Responsive Politics March 10, 2020 Trey Trainor, President Donald Trump’s Republican nominee to the Federal Election Commission, tried to quell concerns from…

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Posted in Ethics News Pro Publica Public Policy VA

Trump endorsed a risky antidepressant for veterans. Lawmakers want to know if his Mar-a-Lago pals had a stake in the drugmaker.

House Democrats requested emails and financial records as they investigate why the president told the VA to “corner the market” on a Johnson & Johnson drug.   by Isaac Arnsdorf Feb. 27, 5 a.m. EST House…

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Posted in Ethics News Podcast Pro Publica Public Policy

How much has the government spent at Trump’s properties? It won’t say.

“He’s paying our money to himself,” the Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold told “Trump, Inc.” “There must be so much more we haven’t seen.” by Ilya Marritz, WNYC Feb. 19, 4 a.m. EST This month, The Washington…

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Posted in Analysis Ethics National The Conversation

Why Trump’s post-impeachment actions are about vengeance, not retribution

“Since the end of his Senate impeachment trial, President Donald Trump has carried out a concerted campaign against his Democratic political opponents as well as members of his administration who cooperated with them.” Austin Sarat, Amherst…

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