ALEC is preparing to launch a new nationwide network that will seek to replicate its influence within state legislatures in city councils and municipalities. Continue reading
Do democracy and plutocracy mix? Bill Moyers has spent years digging into the corrosive effects of money and corporate influence on American politics, a well-traveled intersection that has become all the more significant in the aftermath of the 2010 Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. How far back does the influence go and how much does it corrupt our democracy today? Explore these current issues with help from leading thinkers, investigative journalists and scholars.
A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading
POGO’s executive director writes that “a lot of this corruption (the revolving doors, lobbying activities and campaign contributions, for instance) is legal. Mull that over: We’ve passed laws allowing the “Deep State” to not only exist, but also to flourish.” Continue reading
Million-dollar payouts were awarded once the banks knew the individuals were headed for the administration. Continue reading