Being an elected official has its perks. But the voters who elect our leaders expect those perks won’t be abused, and that those leaders will abide by a code of written and unwritten ethical guidelines. We look at recent controversies surrounding local elected leaders, and explore the intersection of politics, power and personal ethics.


  • Andrew A. Green Opinion Editor, The Baltimore Sun
  • James Thurber Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University

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