When he was running for president, Donald Trump had very harsh words for deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the then-pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Infighting, Legal Questions Slow ALEC Push for Second Constitutional Convention
New documents cast doubt on proponents claims they have 27 out of 34 states needed to trigger a convention.
The Poison Papers Expose Decades of Collusion between Industry and Regulators over Hazardous Pesticides and Other Chemicals
The Bioscience Resource Project and the Center for Media and Democracy today are releasing a trove of rediscovered and newly digitized chemical industry and regulatory agency documents stretching back to the 1920s. The documents are available at PoisonPapers.org.
Fierce Push Back on Trump “Voter Fraud” Commission
The Trump administration has set up what Trump calls a “vote fraud panel. “Billed as an official “Advisory Commission on Election Integrity Resources,”the commission is being met with resistance and lawsuits and is even prompting some worried voters to take the names off the voter rolls.
The ALEC Swampland
Though ALEC has an uneasy relationship with President Trump, they haven’t hesitated in adopting his “drain the swamp” rhetoric when extolling their plans to amend the federal constitution, repeal workers’ rights or gut social safety net programs.
Big Coal Burns Bright at ALEC Conference
The fracking industries and king coal producers ExxonMobil, Noble Energy, and ARCO dominated the first day of the 44th ALEC conference.
Save the Ice, or Lose the Rice
Guest contributor Alex Carlin says the Climate Time Bomb is ticking while Trump walks away from the Paris agreement and he contends it’s worse than you may think (but there’s hope)…
Watchdog Group Sues Utah AG for Withholding RAGA Documents
AG Reyes refuses to release records relating to his dealings with the Republican Attorneys General Association’s corporate cash-for-influence operation.
Trump Team, ALEC, Koch Industries Debate Gerrymandering the U.S. Senate in Denver
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will debate a resolution to repeal the 17th Amendment providing for the direct election of U.S. Senators.
Koch-Trained Pundit Says London Fire Isn’t Government’s Problem. Tell It to the Victims.
The world looked on in horror as Grenfell Tower, a public housing project in London, became a near-biblical pillar of fire that burned at least 80 people to death.