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Monday, December 22, 2008

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From the Center's Executive Director
Broken Government Project

Sharon,

The Center for Public Integrity is completing one of the most successful years in its nearly 20-year history.

Thanks to your support during 2008, we generated 7 major investigative projects, 70 individual reports, 4 searchable databases, and 9 podcasts. The Center was cited more than 1,000 times in other major media outlets. We’ve seen record traffic to our website and our daily PaperTrail blog. And, we received 4 prestigious national journalism awards. Most recently, our groundbreaking Broken Government investigation identified some 128 failures of government over the last eight years. It has been widely cited in year-end reporting and assessments of the Bush Administration’s legacy.

Read more below for more coverage on our latest project, Broken Government.

We couldn’t do what we do without your help. With friends of the Center for Public Integrity like you, we’ll continue this success through 2009 and beyond, despite a challenging economic environment.

Thanks again for your very important backing and best wishes for the holidays and the New Year.

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Bill Buzenberg
Executive Director

Top Investigation

Broken Government
Just how bad is our government dysfunction? In an effort to answer that question, CPI embarked on an examination of the worst systematic failures of the federal government over the past eight years. In Broken Government, a comprehensive assessment of these failures, we found more than 125 examples of government breakdown in areas as diverse as education, energy, the environment, the military and veterans affairs, health care, financial management, consumer and worker safety, and more. While some are, by now, depressingly familiar, many are less well-known but equally distressing. And though the list is diverse, it also reflects some recurring — and troubling — themes. Read more - Listen to the podcast