New Documents Reveal More About Alleged Ethics Violations at the Department of the Interior
Public records reveal additional details about top political appointee Timothy Williams' meeting with his former employer, the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity.
A Top DOI Official Allegedly Violated Federal Ethics Rules. New FOIA Documents Shed Light on His Apparent Misdeeds.
Douglas Domenech's communications with his former employer, the Koch-backed Texas Public Policy Foundation, are more extensive than previously known.
Viewing Pornography Increases Unethical Behavior, According to New Research
It's possible that watching people perform sex acts can lead us to dehumanize others.
San Francisco Police Raided a Freelance Journalist's Home. Was It Legal?
An expert on First Amendment rights weighs in on what happened to Bryan Carmody last Friday.
Why Is Trump's White House Paying for Drinks at Mar-a-Lago With Taxpayer Dollars?
There's a unique push and pull in the current administration: Donald Trump's administration pays a bill for an event and his club reaps the revenue.
Want to See a Green New Deal Succeed? Good. Start at Home.
Making changes to our diet today can help prepare us for a carbon-neutral future—while pushing our peers to be greener in their own lives.
Are We Pushing Students Toward the Wrong Kinds of Success?
There's a clear need to rethink what "impact" means, given the concept's distorting effect on students' priorities and ethics.
Why Kentucky's Secretary of State Is Warring With the State Board of Elections
It all began with an ethics complaint.
The Acting Head of the FAA Has Deep Ties With Aviation Industry Interests
Dan Elwell continued strategizing with his former lobbyist colleagues even after he rose up to the top ranks of the agency.
The Questionable Ethics of Expanding Forensic DNA Testing
The use of genetic information collected by private companies in criminal investigations raises a number of issues about transparency and privacy.
Oversight Committee Raises Ethics Concerns About Trump's Proposed Nuclear Power Deal With Saudi Arabia
The proposal gained traction in the early days of the administration because two top Trump advisers, who had potential financial stakes in the plan, pushed it to the president.
A Senior Adviser to Robert Wilkie Used VA Funds to Pay for Travel Costs
The department paid for Darin Selnick's flights from his home in California to Washington, D.C., hotel stays, and foods with taxpayer funds—raising ethical concerns.
Is the Trolley Problem Derailing the Ethics of Self-Driving Cars?
Pacific Standard spoke with a philosopher who's trying to code ethical algorithms into autonomous vehicles.
A Senior Adviser to the U.S. Ambassador to Israel Has Financial Ties to Entities Advocating Pro-Israel Policy
Recently released disclosure forms from Aryeh Lightstone, top aide to ambassador David Friedman, reveal his connections to groups that have advocated for pro-Israel policy.
For All the Benefits of Studying Mathematics, Some Critics See a Dark Side
Could the objective assurance in correct answers mandated in mathematics education teach students to be similarly calculating and assured when it comes to daily moral conundrums?
National Labor Relations Board Member Appointed by Trump Faces Ethics Questions
William Emanuel has made decisions on NLRB cases that set beneficial precedents for clients represented by his previous employer.
The Troubling Practice of Turning Semi-Trailers Into Jails
Facing a shortage of space for inmates, Missouri's Greene County Jail opted to build an insta-prison in the parking lot. Is that OK?
Do Cable News Networks Have an Obligation to Rebroadcast September 11th Footage?
MSNBC is discontinuing its annual tradition of replaying the network's breaking 9/11 coverage. Is that the best decision?