Nation Topics - Corporate Lobbying
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As the nation's wealthiest family, the Waltons could be
a force for social good. But when they choose to spend their fortune
lobbying for pet projects, tax cuts and charter schools instead of
providing a living wage for their workers, they are dangerous (and
costly) to the nation.
Questions for Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr.: What are the
rights of an individual before the law? Are these rights any
different from what Alito views as the rights of a corporation?
Corporate power and money control our lives and our
politics as never before. As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for Harriet Miers's
nomination hearings, here are ten legal questions worth pondering about
corporations, individuals and the law.
As corporations consolidate, they grab power from the
public. Here are seven modest proposals to give power back to the
public and avoid another Enron.
The affluent mask of the United States has been torn away by the storm, exposing a nation that has become progressively poorer under the leadership of the party of Big Business.
The recent conflict over what America eats is an example of how in Bush's America corporate interests trump public health.
Contrary to popular opinion, large donors dominated
fund-raising even more than usual in the 2004 election cycle.
Friends of predatory lenders stay in the minority, while foes move toward the majority.
It's what corporations want, not the public.
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