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INSTITUTE INDEX: Follow the drone money

March 8, 2013 - In the wake of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) filibuster this week raising concerns about the Obama administration's policy on the domestic use of drones against U.S. civilians, we take a by-the-numbers look at U.S. drone use and drone makers' political clout.

Corporations are the real moochers

September 21, 2012 - From arranging their affairs so they get checks from the IRS rather than writing them, to their reliance on government contracts, U.S. corporations show a serious dependency on public assistance.

We subsidized it

August 31, 2012 - The Romney campaign had a strangely inapt group of messengers promote the theme of Ayn Rand-style entrepreneurship at the Republican Convention: GOP governors who have presided over deals in which huge sums of taxpayer money have been handed over to large corporations.

Banking on Boeing

May 21, 2012 - The bipartisan decision to extend the life of the Export-Import Bank of the United States -- which some conservatives have derisively dubbed "Boeing's Bank" -- shows that corporatists retain the upper hand in mainstream U.S. politics.

Unions in the crosshairs

February 22, 2012 - In her recent State of the State address, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley declared that unions were "not welcome" there -- part of a broader national assault against organized labor.

NLRB may lose quorum in 2012, suspending recent progress

October 19, 2011 - Conservative activists are calling for action that would cripple the National Labor Relations Board, which is under intense political scrutiny since charging Boeing with illegally moving a new production facility from Washington to right-to-work South Carolina in retaliation for machinists' strikes.