As Omicron surges, a shadowy institute filled with fringe doctors appears to be part of big business’ two-year strategy to legitimize attacks on pandemic interventions.
The Right Is Trying to Rewrite the Constitution to Cement Minority Rule Forever
Convention of States, a right-wing group led by Tea Party organizer Mark Meckler, says it’s close to achieving enough supermajority control over state legislatures to make sweeping changes to the U.S. Constitution, even though its views aren’t popular.
ALEC Is Enabling Anti-LGBTQ Hate
Right-wing business lobby ALEC is defending hate groups and working to prevent companies from diversifying their staffs and taking liberal stances on social issues.
ALEC Launches Attack on Banks That Divest From Fossil Fuels
At today’s policy summit of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), state legislative and corporate members unanimously approved a model bill that would penalize companies that stop investing in or financing fossil fuels.
Bari Weiss’ New “Fiercely Independent” University Closely Tied to Right-Wing Koch Network
A group of jilted writers, “canceled” professors, and right-wing think tank fellows, some with links to fossil fuel magnate Charles Koch, is planning to start a university dedicated to “truth.”
DonorsTrust Gives $600k Donation to White Nationalist Hate Group
DonorsTrust, “the dark-money ATM of the conservative movement,” gave an unprecedented $600,000 to infamous white nationalist Jared Taylor’s American Renaissance in 2020.
ALEC Leader Indicted for Campaign Finance Conspiracy
Tennessee state Sen. Brian Kelsey, a state chair and national board member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, allegedly used illegal contributions to further his campaign for Congress in 2016.
ALEC Leaders Boast About Anti-Abortion, Anti-Trans Bills
At a Council for National Policy conference in May, top legislative members of the American Legislative Exchange Council took credit for advancing bills to severely restrict abortion access and target trans students in their states.
Here’s Who Funds the Right-Wing American Legislative Exchange Council
A CMD investigation reveals the identities of the donors behind a large portion of ALEC’s revenue as the group continues its attempts to hide its backers and its agenda from the public.
Defense Giants Spend Big on Lobbying and Elections to Boost Post-9/11 Profits
The top five defense contractors have spent over $1.2 billion on federal lobbying and campaign donations and scored trillions in Pentagon contracts since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.