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Ethics

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  • CNU poll: Majority agrees with McDonnell verdict

    CNU poll: Majority agrees with McDonnell verdict
    More than two-thirds of Virginia voters say the jury that convicted Bob and Maureen McDonnell on federal corruption charges was right, according to a new poll from Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. That includes a...
  • Howell, Norment promise more ethics reform

    RICHMOND — Speaker of the House William Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. promised new ethics reforms Tuesday in the wake of former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s conviction last week on federal corruption charges. The Virginia...
  • Aldermen looking to trade one watchdog for another

    Aldermen looking to trade one watchdog for another
    Aldermen allied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel are moving to swap one inspector general for another as Chicago politicians jockey for the mantle of ethics reform heading into next year’s city elections. Details were being negotiated late Tuesday, but the...
  • Why America's wilderness matters

    I grew up in New York City, which is probably why I care so much about wilderness. For city kids, wild country was a novelty, not the feared adversary it was on various American frontiers. I got into it early and as often as possible, becoming one of...
  • Matthew Rozsa: Robin Williams shaped by depression's double-edged sword

    Matthew Rozsa: Robin Williams shaped by depression's double-edged sword
    The New York Times, which is capable of producing great insights, puzzlingly expressed surprise at Robin Williams' legendary work ethic in its obituary. "Given his well-publicized troubles with depression, addiction, alcoholism and a significant heart...
  • First year of trial early teal season proves difficult to navigate

    HORICON, Wisc. Monday morning in the marsh was flush with change. It was the first day of September, and no matter the mosquitoes, meteorological autumn was at hand. Per American custom, the first Monday of the ninth month also ushered in a federal...
  • Top Virginia lawmakers back stiffer ethics law after ex-governor's conviction

    RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Two top Virginia state lawmakers on Tuesday backed stiffening ethics legislation, among the laxest in the United States, after the conviction of a former governor and his wife on corruption charges. The support of William Howell,...
  • Would you report being undercharged?

    Few of us would hesitate to correct a store clerk if we found he or she had charged us too much for an item, returned too little change, or failed to ring up the correct price of a sale item. About a month ago, I lined up in a food court at a local...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Beyond the Lights'

    "Beyond the Lights" is a strange beast, . Yet writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love and Basketball") nonetheless manages to fit all the warring elements of her screenplay into an undeniably entertaining, attractive package, buoyed by a fierce...
  • Democracy does not always work

    What a world we live in, and what a world we make for ourselves. We rail against Russian President Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine, but it's perfectly OK for us to drop bombs on Somalia, Syria and Iraq. Let me guess: Our actions are unimpeachable...
  • No More Insinuations From Ethics Office

    In our legal system, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Not kind of responsible, sort of culpable or probably guilty, but guilty. But that is not the way the Office of State Ethics has been playing it. As The Courant's Jon Lender...