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."
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The Charles Koch Foundation and Charles Koch Institute paid out $149.2 million in grants in 2020 to universities, right-wing policy, litigation, and advocacy groups, and other causes, the latest IRS filings obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy detail.
Spurred by $158 million from one secret donor, DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund pumped a record amount of money into right-wing campaigns to remake the Supreme Court, spread election and climate disinformation, and support extremists last year.
The Trump-aligned nonprofit pitches a “Systematic Effort” to “Inspire Our Kids [to] Love America Again” in investor prospectus obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy.
ALEC boasted about its role in promoting and passing laws making it harder to vote, barring schools from teaching about America's racist past, and protecting employers from COVID-related lawsuits at a May meeting of the right-wing Council for National Policy.