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Kochs, Lies and Videotape

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

This week as I premiered my new film, Koch Brothers Exposed -- the result of a year-long investigation on how two billionaires are using their wealth ...

The Suffocation of American Democracy

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Fred Rotondaro

How does the private citizen, the individual voter, compete with the forces that are subverting democracy? The simple answer is not very well indeed.

Honor Trayvon: Call on Corporations To Quit ALEC, Backer of 'Stand Your Ground' Law

David Halperin | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
David Halperin

Many people believe that the large amounts of money that ALEC pours into state legislation hurt ordinary Americans on economic issues like workers rights, health, consumer protection, and the environment.

Occupying the Department of Education

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

No one's sleeping in a tent. No one is unwelcome. But it is turning various sites at and around the DOE into temporary outdoor classrooms.

ALEC, The NRA, And The Killing Of Trayvon Martin

Bill Berkowitz | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Bill Berkowitz

Every once in a while something so egregious happens that ALEC is forced out of the shadows. Investigations surrounding the cold-blooded killing of Trayvon Martin by a self-styled vigilante, could push ALEC out into the open.

John Celock

Arizona Senate Passes Abortion Bill That Would Protect Doctors Against Lawsuits | John Celock | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

The Arizona Senate passed a bill Tuesday that will prohibit medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors who withhold information from a woman that co...

Saki Knafo

Occupy Wall Street Regroups, Returns to Protest ALEC | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- In cities around the country today, hundreds of Occupy protestors gathered for what the movement described in a release as its "largest co...

Working Families Targeted in Michigan

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 04.30.2012 | Detroit
Lee A. Saunders

We didn't fight for our rights, as Americans or as working people, only to surrender them to a governor who is cavalierly defying the will of the people. And we will not rest until full democracy is restored to the people of Michigan.

Occupy Rallies Against Power Right-Wing Group You've Never Heard Of

Mother Jones | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

Today, occupiers in 80 American cities will hold the movement's largest coordinated demonstration since fall: a huge protest against the American Legi...

Occupy Denver To Hold Anti-ALEC March, Tour Of Denver

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.29.2012 | Denver

Occupy Denver has announced that on Wednesday, Feb. 29, they will be holding a rally and guided tour/march against ALEC, the American Legislative Exch...

John Celock

Lawmakers Propose ALEC Accountability Act In Arizona And Wisconsin | John Celock | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Democratic lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin have introduced state legislation seeking public disclosure of who funds the conservative group known as...

How ALEC Is Turning our Democracy Into a Corporatocracy

Thom Hartmann | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

It's been long speculated that Republican state lawmakers are taking their orders from the shadowy right-wing think tank funded by the Koch Brothers and known as the American Legislative Exchange Council -- and now there's proof.

From the Pulpit to the People to the Polls: How African American Churches Can Make a Difference in 2012

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

The Black Church has a history of championing for political, educational and economic rights not only for African Americans, but for all citizens. Forty-four years after the death of Dr. King, we must continue the fight.

Corporate Education Reform and ALEC's Definition of Acceptable Risk

Shaun Johnson | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Think Progress recently reported on a comment from a top-executive with the American Legislative Exchange Council that some children eating rat poison is "an acceptable risk."

Occupy Phoenix Update:

Diane D'Angelo | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Diane D'Angelo

Sunday Dec. 4 marked day 50 of Occupy Phoenix. The movement that many pundits dismissed as the political equivalent of "Seinfeld" i.e., a movement about nothing--scored a triple play of successes this week.

Amanda Terkel

After Big Ballot Wins, Progressive State Lawmakers Strategize For 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two days after voters soundly rejected many high-profile right-wing ballot initiatives, a group of progressive state legislators are mee...

John Celock

Three South Dakota Legislative Leaders Stop Knife Fight | John Celock | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

The speaker of the South Dakota House of Representatives and two of his top deputies stopped a knife wielding man at a bar in Fort Pierre, S.D., follo...

Are the Koch Brothers Denying Your Vote? (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald and Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Judith Browne Dianis

If you live in one of 38 states, billionaire political operatives Charles and David Koch are trying to influence your and your neighbors' constitutional right to vote.

In Ohio Union Battle, a Call to Video the Vote

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Ohioans go to the polls tomorrow to decide on SB5, a bill passed by the Ohio legislature that intends to dissolve public employee unions. This law is...

Too Much Is at Stake in Virginia for a Blackout in Coverage

Cliff Schecter | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

With just over a week to go, will we rise to the occasion and help Virginia Democrats keep control of the State Senate?

The Sting: Social Biomimicry and The Role of Fraud in Nature

Kenny Ausubel | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green
Kenny Ausubel

Nature is sending us extravagant distress signals these days. We'd better get really good really fast at reading her mind. The stakes are too high to keep drinking the collective Kool-Aid.

40 Years Ago This Week: The Blueprint for Corporate Rule

Charlie Cray | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business
Charlie Cray

Forty years ago this week, Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., an attorney from Richmond, Virginia, drafted a confidential memorandum for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that described a strategy for the corporate takeover of the dominant public institutions of American society.

AT&T -- Not My Credo

Wendy Block | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

When I hear that AT&T and Verizon are key players with other multinationals and Republican legislators in a so-far obscure group that advances corporate interests and undermines ours, my thoughts turn...shall we say, vehement.

ALEC: Democracy's Arch-Nemesis

Carl Gibson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Essentially, ALEC's purpose is to pass laws that enrich corporate profits and investor returns by starving the government of revenue, rigging elections and busting unions.

ALEC Exposed: Milton Friedman's Little Shop of Horrors

Mary Bottari | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

In December of 2008, while the economy was shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs a month, one group was treating the catastrophe as a terrific opportunity.