Political Reform

Rosa Parks Statue Is Unveiled at the Capitol
www.nytimes.com

Dozens of Rosa Parks’s relatives attended a dedication ceremony on Wednesday as she became the first black woman to be honored with a life-size statue in the Capitol.

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Anger at Spanish political corruption must be converted into action at last
www.guardian.co.uk

It is possible to be shocked without being surprised. That's the feeling that many Spaniards experienced last Thursday when they awoke to the news that the ruling People's party could be involved in yet another spectacular corruption case. It was a …

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Bulgarians protest political corruption, utility monopolies
www.popdecay.com

Tens of thousands protested across Bulgaria Sunday, calling for and end to political corruption, utility monopolies, demanding changes to the constitution and calling for new voting rules. Bulgaria protests political corruption and utility monopolies …

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'China's Leonard Cohen' Calls Out Political Corruption
www.npr.org

Zuoxiao Zuzhou is a Chinese singer whose accented, croaky voice is hardly ever in tune. But for his fans he's the voice of a generation — one of the very few voices who dare to speak out. After a collaboration, Cowboy Junkies member Michael Timmins …

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3 sisters convicted of political corruption in Pa.
www.clarionledger.com

Thursday's conviction of suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin along with her aide and sister, Janine Orie, on campaign corruption charges mean they might join a third sister — former state Sen. Jane Orie — in state prison.

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The true national debt
www.washingtonpost.com

How big is the national debt? You'd think this would be an easy question. Surely we know how much the government owes. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. The true national debt could be triple the conventional estimate, anywhere from $11 trillion to …

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Dwight Lee: A Higher Minimum Wage—but Not for Interns in Congress
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Senators know that even unpaid entry-level work can be valuable. That’s why they make some of their employees work for nothing.

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