• September 14, 2012

    In this excerpt from Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, authors Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson explain the significance of the Powell Memorandum, a call-to-arms for American corporations written by Virginia lawyer (and future U.S. Supreme Court justice) Lewis Powell to a neighbor working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In the fall of 1972, the venerable National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) made a ...

  • February 22, 2008 | Bill Moyers Journal
    Seattle Times reporters investigated how members of Congress awarded campaign contributors with federal dollars for companies in their local Congressional districts.