This article is a great one to share with your students. First off it is about Google, something we all know. Secondly it discusses how Google has gone from being an outlier to politics in Washington, D.C. to one of the biggest presences in the city. It discusses how it courts both sides of the aisle, as well as the libertarians, gives to think tanks, looks for future leaders to work for it and donates to a multitude of campaigns.
If yo go to Open Secrets, you can see who and how much Google has donated to groups.