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Transparency: Today's The New York

Transparency: Today's The New York Times: Politics section has an interesting story on the use of lobbying coalitions to hide the identities of the folks who are paying for the lobbying. Let's see ... if I want to get together with a bunch of my friends to chip in money to give a political candidate, our committee has to disclose who gave and how much. But if we wait until the candidate is elected, we can lobby him/her through an anonymous group. Hmm, I suppose only a cynic would point out the difference, or lack thereof.