Matt Taibbi – Wall Street undermining Dodd-Frank

Wall Street Lobbyists have succeeded in more gutting of the Dodd-Frank Bill with “the passage of a new House bill (HR 2827), which rolls back a portion of Dodd-Frank designed to protect cities and towns from the next Jefferson County disaster. Jefferson County, Alabama was the most famous case – the city of Birmingham went […]

NEA: Anatomy of the Far Right

This is actually an old article I ran across today – from 1998.  The same year Hillary Clinton spoke up about the “vast right-wing conspiracy”.  Published in the conservative Washington Times, the article heaped a lot of scorn on the NEA’s findings.  But that is not the object of this post…                                             [note:  “the fold” […]


Firm owned by notorious GOP operative Nathan Sproul, accused of destroying Democratic registration forms in years past, hired ‘at request of RNC’, still operating in several key swing states… The Republican Party of Florida’s top recipient of 2012 expenditures, a firm by the name of Strategic Allied Consulting, was just fired on Tuesday night, after […]

Deterrence of Suppression by Inspecting Voter History Databases – A How-To Guide for 2012

By: Randall Holmes in PDA Clean Fair Transparent Elections Team (Files) | 9.22.12 Deterrence of Suppression by Inspecting Voter History Databases – A How-To Guide for 2012 Because Bev Harris of Black Box Voting found a scheme of digital voter suppression in Shelby County, TN, by inspecting the voter history databases compared over several elections, […]

Parents Across America on “Won’t Back Down” movie

As hype for the “Won’t Back Down” movie heats up, PAA sent this message to entertainment media: In case you are preparing to interview the stars of the controversial new film “Won’t Back Down,” or review the movie, Parents Across America would like you to be aware of the following facts: 1.       Walden Media which […]


– BREAKING NEWS – Researchers Take note of Comprehensive Research posted re ALEC’s Worldwide Reach VLTP has been working with researchers from across the Atlantic on the ALEC connections and influence(s) abroad.  A website is now up and running with facts, documents, FOIA responses and materials related to ALEC’s efforts and pursuits upon and from […]

Dead Voters & Fraudulent Claims – Desperation to Disenfranchise Voters in NC – VIDEO

Veronica Degraffenreid, elections liason for the North Carolina State Board of Elections, talks with Rachel Maddow about the burden on the election boards in her state to address the frivolous claims of dead voters on the rolls by a tea party group called the Voter Integrity Project. To date, neither the state nor any of […]

“Won’t Back Down” Film Pushes ALEC Parent Trigger Proposal

While Parent Trigger was first promoted by a small charter school operator in California, it was taken up and launched into hyperdrive by two controversial right-wing organizations: the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Heartland Institute. What is a Parent Trigger law? The proposals have varied from state to state, but they generally allow […]

Voter Protection or Voter Suppression? 8min – VIDEO

This video looks at the voter protection bills that have been proposed in over 40 states. On the surface these laws seem logical, but as we dig into the reasoning and people who created them, we see that they are being pushed in the name of voter suppression. And “All roads lead to ALEC”. To […]

ALEC is Lurking on your Twitter feed–know who you are tweeting with

Saw this on our twitter feed today: Hmm.  ALEC Watch, the folks who issued the first major  report on ALEC back some years ago. But this is not who it appears to be.  It is not a benign source, it is quite malignant– look what you find when you click on the ALEC Watch logo: […]