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Montana Lowdown

Montana Free Press founder and editor John S. Adams interviews newsmakers on the hottest topics and issues in American's Last Best Place. 

May 28, 2019

In a provocative essay in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs magazine, author James D'Angelo, founder of the Congressional Research Institute, argues that more transparency in the legislative process leads to more corruption. 

At the heart of D'Angelo's seemingly counterintuitive argument is the notion that recording and making public every procedural vote lawmakers take empowers special interest groups and lobbyists at the expense of the public interest. 

Hear D'Angelo's case for less transparency.