Microsoft CEO Brad Smith offered his employees a candid take this week on why the company gives money to politicians.
American Corruption articles on Democracy Chronicles
American corruption here involves more blatant uses of money politics to corrode democracy. Forms of corruption obviously vary, but include government related bribery, extortion, cronyism, and embezzlement. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics or our articles on Worldwide Corruption.
President Joe Biden benefited from a record-breaking amount of donations from anonymous donors backing him.
Now voting rights groups are sounding the alarm about future gerrymandering — the redrawing of congressional districts to heavily favor one party.
More money to the political parties, rather than outside spending, produces more cohesion and less fragmentation within the party caucuses.
Trump’s tenure was a reign of terror. The 6 Jan insurrection is ground for Senate impeachment to prevent him from causing further damage to our democracy.
Companies headquartered in U.S. states with higher levels of political corruption pay out more to investors through dividends and stock buybacks
Following 6 January insurrection attacking US Capitol, New York Bar looking to expulse Rudy Giuliani who used phrase “trial by combat” to soon-to-be insurrectionist mob of Trump supporters.
The House of Representatives, led by the Democrats, is looking to vote to call on Vice President Mike Pence to move to remove Trump from office.
Trump filed request for Supreme Court to fast-track consideration of several lawsuits challenging election results. The Court rejected the request flatly.
Rudy Giuliani is Trump’s personal lawyer. He has spoken in two rallies that became criminal riots, including the Jan 6, 2021, mob attack on The Capitol.