Leaked Monitor Group memos outline a strategy that is based on the need to influence both government officials in relation to U.S. policy and public opinion in regards to the Government of Libya and its leaders.
It's no surprise that Republicans are up to their old games. Having successfully blocked efforts to strengthen the right of workers to organize, they now want to stop workers from learning their rights too.
The surprising gem in an Inquirer piece was that APCO VP Bill Pierce agreed with me. He acknowledged that interest-funded pressure groups "are all over the place" in Washington. "That's how everybody exists here," Pierce said.
Apparently, the "health care industry's biggest trade groups" are "uncharacteristically neutral on the Republican effort to repeal the health care reform law"! Neutral? Surely we are straining the definition of that word.