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Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

Too many cutbacks, too much consolidation

A new Pew Research Center report reveals the sorry state of our media

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Could the Billion Dollar Stadium Get A Billion Dollars in Public Money?

Believe it or not, there is a good possibility that the Atlanta City Council may vote on the proposed new stadium on Monday. If true, to call such a fast-track vote irresponsible would be a vast understatement. The two inch-thick … Continue reading


Linked in history -- Watergate and Common Cause

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Let the people decide!

At some point, a conversation we were never allowed to hear, took place between Arthur ‘Blank and Atlanta';s Mayor, Kasim Reed. A few other conversations we never heard took place between Reed and some city council members. Other quiet conversations … Continue reading

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Serious About Change? Put OFA to Work for Reform

We're glad to see some reform at OFA, now it's time to take the next step

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