Corruption (page 3)

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    Another bill targets collusive lawsuit settlements

    Carolina Journal Online highlights the latest attempt to target collusive lawsuit settlements involving North Carolina’s attorney general. Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation senior fellow in legal studies, explains why it’s a good idea for state lawmakers to address the issue: Collusive settlements are a huge problem, and not just…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2021
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    FBI corruption should prompt a cleanup

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist argues that the nation’s most well-known law enforcement agency needs an overhaul. The New York Times reported on March 27 that Syrian-born Colorado mass shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa had been on the FBI’s radar before he murdered 10 people in a grocery…
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2021
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    Probing the politics of pensions

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online highlights congressional Democrats’ pension bailout efforts. The so-called American Rescue Plan, which would be more accurately called the Democrats Looting the National Fisc to Pay Off Demanding Constituencies and Grease Every Squeaky Wheel to the Left of Mitt Romney (DLNFPODCGESWLMR) Act, contains…
    Mitch Kokai, March 10, 2021
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    Biden team boosts prospects for ‘sue and settle’ collusion

    Zhonette Brown writes for National Review Online about a dubious legal strategy that’s likely to see a resurgence in the Biden administration. President Biden early on is touting his insistence on “ethics” from cabinet nominees and professional staff, and who can argue with that? But it will take…
    Mitch Kokai, February 9, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the death of musician Randy Parton, namesake of one of North Carolina’s worst political boondoggles. Donald Bryson’s Daily Journal urges two critical reforms for North Carolina’s Emergency Management Act.
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2021
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    Tax preparers’ guilty pleas remind us of previous CJ investigation

    The U.S. Justice Department submits the following news release: Seven Charlotte, North Carolina tax return preparers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States by preparing and filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, U.S. Attorney R. Andrew…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2021
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    Disinformation about Russian malfeasance

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online documents one of the most disappointing elements of the 2020 election campaign. If there’s one thing that the Hunter Biden laptop episode has proven, it is that former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency aren’t as adept at evaluating evidence as advertised.
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2020
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    China’s pandemic disinformation explored

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online highlights disturbing news about China’s approach to sharing COVID-19 information. Nick Paton Walsh of CNN unveils a fascinating but ultimately frustrating work of journalism based upon 117 pages of leaked documents from the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention from…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2020