Corruption Issue Lobbying, power, and the evolution of Washington, D.C.
This is a special edition of The Masthead, the result of reporting that began two weeks ago with
our conversation with Franklin Foer, Atlantic national correspondent and writer of The Atlantic’s March cover story.
We’re curious to hear what you think of this format—so
please let us know.
—Matt Peterson, editor, The Masthead
How Paul Manafort Influenced the Media
How an American Lobbyist Stoked War Halfway Across the World
Behind the Scenes with Reporter Franklin Foer
How a "double-breasted" political firm works
How to find a foreign client for your lobbying firm
How Vladimir Putin and Paul Manafort connect
How to ethically report on hacked text messages
How Congressional Republicans are navigating the Russia investigation
How to preserve democracy as a citizen of the United States
This issue left questions The Masthead couldn’t answer. For that, we turn to you.
What will it take to change Washington D.C.’s culture of corruption?
Will the revelations of Paul Manafort’s dealings have a lasting impact on how lobbying is done?
What are the other open secrets that are yet to become common knowledge?
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