These Quakers Are Asking Tougher Questions Than Many in the Press

Fang, Lee
Date Written:  2016-02-09
Publisher:  The Intercept
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18757

American Presidential candidates these days are accustomed to mainstream reporters quizzing them on process and politics, with a typical media scrum filled with questions about the latest polls, repeated demands for a response to the most recent attack from rival campaigns, and sometimes even vapid inquiries about workout routines or favorite foods. A group of Quakers has been trying to fill the substance vacuum - by training hundreds of activists to stalk the candidates in early primary states and ask them tough questions on issues ranging from immigrant detention to nuclear weapons to the role of money in politics.

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