To get America back to work and boost profits, the Koch network and other right-wing money groups have long pushed to return to pre-pandemic schooling.
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With backing from a myriad of right-wing groups, the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison released a “research report” last month on the need to eliminate the income tax in the state.
GOP-aligned groups are using ads, activist tool kits, social media posts, statements, and letters to Congress to attack the For the People Act, sometimes with falsehoods about its contents.
Despite steep pandemic-related job losses all around, union workers fared better than non-union workers in 2020, and union membership actually increased in almost half the states.
Corporations and wealthy individuals poured millions of dollars into super PACs, political committees, and dark money groups that spent at least $272 million to elect most of the 147 members of Congress who voted to reject Joe Biden’s Electoral College win.
ALEC’s leaders, legislative members, and alumni played a major role in promoting Trump’s stolen-election disinformation campaign, attempting to overturn the election, and inciting the resulting violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Will its corporate backers hold it accountable?
The election on November 3 revealed splits between business leaders, with two of the nation’s largest spending political groups squaring off on congressional contests.
While House Democrats took a hit in the 2020 elections, voters in several states favored progressive policies.
What are we to make of all the good news and talk of bipartisanship coming from the Koch camp?
Scott Beightol defends corporations accused of racial, gender, and age discrimination, and employers who want to deny workers medical and family leave.