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Last year Kuwait ranked 66 and this year we dropped three spots on the Corruption Perceptions Index...Lately, I do not know what kind of virus has hit Kuwait but it seems to be of a strain of nepotism, favoritism, cronyism and corruption plus the
During his initial 2008 run for the presidency, Barack Obama attacked no-bid and sole-source federal contracting as wasteful and at least marginally corrupt. He promised that when elected, he would end the abuse of no-bid contracting once and for all.
For years now, Americans have sensed that something is wrong with their political system but couldn't quite put their finger on what it is...A new book by Peter Schweizer explains what has heretofore yet to be explained to the body politic.
ET Bolshoi's dark world 2:38 The latest production of the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet opens its new season in Moscow just as a former principal dancer heads to trial, accused of masterminding a horrific acid attack on the company's artistic
Any pretext at checks and balances has melted away with most power being usurped by the Executive Branch...Many votes are gotten by robotic phone calls and become law without recorded votes. Deal-making is the norm, with a multitude of sins hidden in
T here have been instances of misuse of access; we have to accept this," he says. The Supreme Court was more categorical in its observation while ordering the probe into the Radia tapes. "Prima facie, there is a deep-rooted malaise by private
It suggests that politicians and government officials are in business with entrepreneurs and often are one and the same. In democracies, both old and new, where cronyism is rampant, certain characteristics of the rotten system are similar and certain
Silicon Valley's new money imitates its urban center: awkward, underdeveloped, and hoping so very badly to be noticed. So it's no mistake that the buzziest addition to the San Francisco social scene is The Battery , a private clubhouse that apes so
What was expected to be the routine approval of a downtown apartment development deal turned into a confrontation between Wichita City Council members and the anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity on Tuesday. Council members unanimously approved a $
But a newspaper war of a different sort appears to be emerging in San Juan Capistrano, where a feisty, homegrown publication started at the height of Tea Party activism has established itself as an outlet for a group of residents long upset with what