5 Crazy Facts About Lobbyists

5 Crazy Facts About Lobbyists

Lobbyists! You’ve probably heard of them before — they’re a go-to villain in modern politics. But what, exactly, are lobbyists? And are they really buying our government out from under us? Well,…

The Chemical Lobby Writes Its Own Law

The Chemical Lobby Writes Its Own Law

Lead in the drinking water. Carcinogens in children’s toys. Toxic flame retardants on household furniture. It seems like everywhere you look, chemical contamination is causing major health problems – and putting lives…

The Truth About Citizens United

The Truth About Citizens United

Today is the anniversary of one of the more notorious Supreme Court cases of our time: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. For many, the Citizens United ruling seems like the beginning…

Who’s taken money from private prisons?

Who’s taken money from private prisons?

Hillary Clinton recently announced that she will no longer be accepting direct political contributions from lobbyists for private prisons. According to a prepared statement, the $133,246 her campaign had already received will be donated…