Dean Baker for Truthout: It's not clear at this point whether the money Uber is spending on research is being well-spent. We only get the information that they choose to make public.
Trump's conflicts of interest are unprecedented in scope. But conflict of interest laws are often not cut and dry. They involve interpretation by lawyers and judges.
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Peter Sleeth is a veteran investigative reporter who covered the Iraq war for The Oregonian and helped the paper win a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for breaking news. Now freelancing, his most recent piece for the Oregon Historical Quarterly is a profile of progressive-era activist Tom Burns.