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Continuing its usual theme that corporations are wicked, that the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision will undermine democracy, and, well, blah, blah, blah, today the New York Times presents a story on a company that makes all its corporate contributions to Republicans:
The political action committee of Flowers Foods, a Georgia company that produces the pillowy sandwich bread [Wonder Bread], Tastykakes and Nature’s Own baked goods, has given more than 99 percent of its political contributions since 1979 to Republicans. Only three Democratic congressional candidates have gotten money from its PAC since 1984, and not one in the past 20 years.
Question for the Ricochetti: Does anyone have the time just now to peruse the online records of the Federal Election Commission? (I’d do the job myself, but I’m so technically maladept — just ask the Blue Yeti — that it’d take me all week.)
The assignment: Figure out what proportion of political contributions by members of the faculty of major universities went to the Democratic Party. Harvard, Yale — you pick ’em. Then share your findings here.
If university giving proves at all unbalanced, the New York Times would no doubt like to note that in a follow-up story. I feel sure about that. Don’t you?