Western Research Institute (WRI) was founded in January of
1987 to fund and promote investigations by multiple groups of
individual researchers and writers. The
main mission of WRI remains serving the public and the press
with information that would otherwise not see the light of
is currently compiling reports on a number of issues.
These include reporting on the dishonesty and corruption of
lawmakers and candidates for public office and
other topics. Reports may be compiled by more than one
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the 112th session of the U.S. Congress which ended December
31, 2012, lawmakers were dysfunctional when it came to raising
the debt limit, passing a budget and avoiding the so-called
fiscal cliff. Lawmakers have not been able to resolve
the mounting fiscal crisis facing the country. The
disgraceful conduct of the Congress has threatened and
continues to threaten the economic stability of the country.
year 2012 saw, after a bitterly fought primary campaign, the
nomination of Mitt Romney as the Republican candidate for the
U.S. Presidency . And it saw, after an equally bitterly
fought presidential race, the re-election of Barack Obama
of the 2012 congressional races were also bitterly fought.
Many candidates for public office and members of Congress were
dishonest in a lot of what they said and in misrepresentations
that they made. The dishonesty and lack of integrity is
endemic in the way politics is played out in the current U.S.
political process. Not only is dishonesty and corruption
rampant in the U.S. political process, but it pervades many
areas of government.
report that addresses these issues is Rules for Public
Discourse, which is reviewed below.
books and reports currently being compiled are books on How
America Can Stop Importing Foreign Oil, The Fight Over
Using Natural Gas for Transportation, The Norquist Pledge, Mad
Cops and the Catholic Church and child abuse.