Title

After Past Scandals, Real Reforms

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

1-19-2006

Publisher

History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

Abstract

ill the guilty plea of the lobbyist Jack Abramoff to charges of bribing public officials, tax evasion and fraud succeed in getting Congress to rein in lobbyists? Can any good really come out of congressional efforts to thwart corruption? The cynics say no. Yet democratic reforms have come out of past scandals.