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I got to ask Senator Rand Paul a question about Governing Under the Influence.
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By: Eric Zulaski on January 15, 2015
I asked Senator Paul a followup question from our last encounter in October about the connection between the militarization of police and the political influence of corporations that profit from those policies.
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By: Arnie Alpert on January 14, 2015
Rand Paul suggested the federal government could use contractual language to limit the ability of corporations to lobby for more contracts.
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By: Arnie Alpert on December 22, 2014
John Woolman

Wealth and power, bargains and proceedings, worldly policy and order.  That pretty much sums up the way our public officials get chosen, the way laws get made, and the way judges determine what is acceptable.  We can throw up our hands and accept the status quo as inevitable, perhaps even clothe it in the name of justice.  Or we can find a way to use of lives and our voices.

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By: Arnie Alpert on December 17, 2014

Weighing in at 1603 pages, the $1.1 trillion government spending package finalized by Congress on December 13 includes $595 billion for military spending.

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By: Arnie Alpert on December 12, 2014

Passage last month of a bill to keep the federal government running also extended the life of the Export-Import Bank, a controversial federal agency, until June 2015.

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By: Kathy on December 11, 2014
By: Olivia Zink on December 11, 2014
Carly Fiorina in Manchester
Carly Fiorina responds to question on crony capitalism.
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