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We have been doing a lot of research into the scene in Iraq, and in doing so, I have formed an opinion regarding what single form of corruption has been the most significant in creating the situation there...
It is the selection of people for roles there based on political persuasion, rather than demonstrated competence in the required field. Of course other things have occurred that warrant mention, but in all cases, the sheer stupidity of some of those actions stems in most...


Colton credit card had phone-sex charges

COLTON State and local authorities are investigating hundreds of phone-sex calls and dozens of hotel bills charged to the city-issued cell phone and credit card of Councilman Ramon Hernandez.


A Classic commentary on the Judiciary - with a comic (if a little sad) demonstration from my own Australia to paint the picture (rather well I thought...)
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Maybe we ought to make jurists wear see-through robes. There's something about the combination of wearing a black...


I am interested in getting some feedback on this point:
In a recent incident, there was perhaps no legal issue, but there was an undeniable perception that something unethical had occurred. What are your views on the thin red line between these points (i.e. "legal" and "perceived as unethical")


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City would link incentives, behavior

By Steve Patterson
Times-Union staff writer - published in 2000 in the Jacksonville Times Union

Racism charges at the Adam's Mark hotel chain are helping fuel an ethical debate at Jacksonville City Hall.