Information’s role in government

“Troubles Grow for Top Virginia Officials,” The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2019 A3.  After a blackface photo emerges in a 1984 medical school yearbook, and sexual assault allegations are made, Virginia’s senior politicians are scrambling.

What happens when old news becomes current news?  Who makes the decision whether rules were violated, and who should be punished, and how?

So, Information (the old photo and the allegations – history is information, too), Governance (who decides, the voters or the incumbent politicians?), and Compliance (handling allegations of criminal behavior).

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Filed under Theme One: Information, Theme Three: Compliance, Theme Two: Governance

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