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Political Lobbying

Dividing the Spoils

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The framers debated the meaning of corruption at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, and Americans have been arguing about it ever since. Today, gifts to politicians that were once called graft or bribes are called contributions.

Influence Peddling and Inequality in London: Nobody Expects a Monty Python Fourth of July

Michael Winship | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In the face of heavy opposition from the moneyed classes on either shore, both the United States and the United Kingdom are desperately in need of campaign finance reform. No joke.

India's Top Journalist Defends Herself on TV -- Did It Work?

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Betwa Sharma

In the wake of accusations of political lobbying and inappropriate behavior for a reporter, Barkha Dutt, often described as India's Christiane Amanpour, defended herself before a panel of journalists in a first-of-a-kind grilling on Indian television.

Any Lessons From India's Big Fat Media Muddle?

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Betwa Sharma

The jury is still out on whether Indian journalists engaged in political lobbying or if the things they said were acceptable in the course of haggling for information with their sources.