, the newest Transparency International
are out today. Last year, the list had
, Afghanistan and Iraq, way down at the bottom,
How has another year of American involvement paid off? Afghanistan improved its raw score from 1.3 corruption points to 1.4, moving into a tie with Burma/Myanmar, but still second from the bottom. Iraq held steady at 1.5 corruption points, and remains fourth from the bottom.
Also Pakistan, our trusted ally in the Afghan campaign, slipped a few notches. And the United States itself
. A few more decades, and the people we're liberating really could be sharing in the American dream.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.