Connor Lentz

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Stories by Connor Lentz

The high toll of inmate phone calls

The high toll of inmate phone calls

Advocates say charges keep prisoners isolated, undermine criminal justice reforms

IT’S EASY TO take ordinary conveniences like making a telephone call for granted. Advances in technology have made communication cheaper and higher quality than ever before. But one group has been excluded from enjoying the benefits of the falling cost of this modern amenity: inmates. For years, inmates and their families across the nation have(...)

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An investment in government transparency

An investment in government transparency

Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer funds new site to track spending

LAST TUESDAY WAS tax day, and like many people I got to wondering where my hard-earned money went. Sure, there is the broad mission statement enshrined in the Constitution’s preamble — to “establish justice, ensure the domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense,” and “promote the general welfare.” But that leaves out a lot details(...)

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“What the heck are you thinking?”

“What the heck are you thinking?”

Capuano channels consumer-rights outrage as Congress kills internet privacy rule

“I HAVE A simple question: What the heck are you thinking? What is in your mind?” With that, a dumbfounded Rep. Michael Capuano took to the House floor on Tuesday and spoke for many as Republicans passed a measure to kill internet privacy regulations that were approved late last year. The rules would have prevented internet service(...)

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