Ethics in Government

June 27, 2024 | The American Prospect

Timi Iwayemi

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On Debate Night, Highlight How These Presidents Ran the Executive Branch

As election season heats up, it’s critical for reporters and editors to pair fresh coverage with clear reminders of the candidates’ records of administering the executive branch. An honest representation of these records would show how Trump and his hand-picked leadership treated the federal government as either their personal fief or a conduit for institutionalizing corporate interests.

June 24, 2024

Timi Iwayemi

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RELEASE: New Memos Detail The Trump Administration’s Troubling Stewardship of the Federal Executive Branch

The memos, which cover a broad range of themes, including disaster and emergency management, labor, housing, transportation, financial regulation and more, highlight the myriad ways the former president and his cast of conflicted appointees prioritized corporate interests while jeopardizing the health, safety and wellbeing of the American people.

June 12, 2024 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter

Hannah Story Brown Andrea Beaty


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Utilities Doubling Down On Fossil Fuels? That’s A Junk Fee!

In late May, Brian Deese, the former director of President Biden’s National Economic Council and current MIT fellow, wrote about “The Next Front in the War Against Climate Change” for The Atlantic. Deese explained that while the Inflation Reduction Act’s incentives have stimulated clean energy demand “beyond my wildest hopes,” he still finds himself “lying awake at night, worried that America could still fail to meet its climate goals.” 

May 01, 2024 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter

Hannah Story Brown

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Merrick Garland’s Delay May Mean Justice Denied

Last week, the Supreme Court mulled over whether the former president (the “very stable genius” who pushed a “miracle cure” for COVID later tied to 17,000 avoidable deaths) should be prescribed his own miracle cure: presidential immunity for the crimes he is charged with committing while in office.