Koch Bros Exploit Loophole in Judicial Conduct Rules

Koch Bros Exploit Loophole in Judicial Conduct Rules

New Investigation Reveals Corporate Interests Have Been Quietly Influencing Federally Appointed Judges Leave it to the Koch brothers to find a perfectly legal way to buy influence with federally appointed judges. The billionaire siblings are already well-established in their gluttonous abuse of lax campaign finance laws under Citizens United – pulling the strings of elected judges, but they’ve […]

Voters Legislative Transparency Project Presents First 2013 “Transparency Award”

Voters Legislative Transparency Project Presents First 2013 “Transparency Award”

On March 19th VLTP issued the organization’s first ever Transparency Award to Nevada Assembly Speaker, Marilyn Kirkpatrick (D-Clark Co.).  This award was presented to Speaker Kirkpatrick by one of VLTP’s Nevada members last week. These awards are reserved for individuals who help make proposed or existing legislation transparent to their constituents.  Speaker Kirkpatrick has questioned […]

Easter Greetings

Easter Greetings

Greedy Lying Bastards

Greedy Lying Bastards

Documentary Hits Fossil Fuel Industry-Funded Climate Change Deniers Greedy Lying Bastards is as timely a movie as you will ever see. The global warming documentary — directed, produced and narrated by Craig Rosebraugh — pulls no punches in a damning indictment of the fossil fuel industry-funded climate change deniers who have successfully deceived the public and […]

Tory Blueprints for Public-Service Reforms

Tory Blueprints for Public-Service Reforms

As part of our continuing series about ALEC”s international reach, here is an article that we sent to us by our researcher in the North Seas.  You will read about plans to create for-profit public schools.  This should sound very familiar to you. In this article you will read about how conservatives in England are […]

Judge finds for banks, dismisses most claims in LIBOR lawsuits

Judge finds for banks, dismisses most claims in LIBOR lawsuits

A judge on Friday dismissed a “substantial portion” of claims facing a number of banks in a barrage of lawsuits accusing them of interest-rate rigging. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled for the banks, which include Bank of America Corp (BAC.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N: Quote, […]

The ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

The ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision The “Monsanto Protection Act” is the name opponents of the Farmer Assurance Provision have given to this terrifying piece of policy, and it’s a fitting moniker given its shocking content. REUTERS A maize seedling is seen in the corn greenhouse at the Monsanto Research facility […]

Progressives are Not a “Movement”

Progressives are Not a “Movement”

I heard this on the radio on the way home today. It’s the truth – the whole truth and nothing but the truth And the truth hurts. http://youtu.be/WMyS1658dOI 12 minutes of your time. Time to wake up. What is in it for “my” movement??? That is the problem that the citizen journalists have been running […]

ALEC: Exposing animal abuse is not a crime!

ALEC: Exposing animal abuse is not a crime!

Undercover investigations have exposed patterns of horrific animal welfare abuses on factory farms and slaughterhouses, and led to criminal convictions and public health investigations. Rather than addressing these problems, a powerful organization called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) wants to criminalize anyone who brings animal abuse to light. (Editor’s note:  compliance with the law […]

Lancashire fracking delayed until 2014

Lancashire fracking delayed until 2014

So, who among the environmentalists out there knew that Fracking is also a big issue in England?  The conservative movement (Tories as they are called in English politics), led by ALEC members in England, is pushing hydraulic fracturing as a cure-all to their energy woes.  The Fossil fuel industry–Big Oil–is quite active trying to avoid […]