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  • Is the death of newspapers the end of good citizenship?

    The death of newspapers – by cutbacks, outright disappearance, or morphing into lean websites – means a reduction of watchdog reporting and less local information. Some say it has caused a drop in civic participation. Is it a blow to good citizenship?

  • Bell, Calif., vents its anger in recall vote, then asks: What now?

    Voters in Bell, Calif., recalled the mayor and three city councilmembers Tuesday in the aftermath of a scandal that saw city officials pay themselves exorbitant salaries. But with a $4.5 million deficit, the cleansing and healing process is just beginning.
    03/09/2011 06:56 pm

  • For residents of impoverished, defrauded Bell, Calif., it's payback time

    The little city of Bell, Calif., became a symbol of greed and failed government when it was found that city officials had awarded themselves huge salaries. On Tuesday, the voters get their say.
    03/08/2011 02:18 pm

  • David R. Francis Is honesty waning in American business?

    US slips from 19 to 22 in latest ranking of perceived public corruption.
    02/11/2011 01:13 pm

  • Editor's Blog Brand new thinking about government?

    Every election -- and most of the days in between -- government takes a beating. But even if you believe that the public sector should butt out of the economy, you have to admit that roads, police, armies, and even the Internet can't happen without its involvement.
    11/08/2010 09:15 am

  • Opinion Mainstream news media: not dead yet

    To survive in the Digital Age, journalism needs to be simultaneously fast-paced and substantive, snarky and thought-provoking. Or, at the very least, it must find some middle ground where illuminating investigative pieces and Mel Gibson telephone call mash-ups can coexist.
    08/10/2010 12:22 pm

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