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Lee Fang

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Lee Fang

Lee Fang

Contributing Writer

Lee Fang is a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. He covers money in politics, conservative movements and lobbying. Lee’s work has resulted in multiple calls for hearings in Congress and the Federal Election Commission. He is author of The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right, a recently published book on how the right-wing political infrastructure was rebuilt after President Obama's 2008 election. More on the book can be found at www.themachinebook.com.


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Under the banner of high-tech progress, corporate lobbyists have rammed through legislation privatizing K-12 education across the country.


The new Farm Bill cuts programs to needy families while handing over big giveaways to Koch Industries. 
The Canadian government quietly funded a major report boosting the Keystone XL.
The new rules proposed for 501(c)(4) issue groups may miss the mark. 
Senator Ted Cruz admitted his opposition to immigration reform is guided by partisanship. 
The nominee for Education Department under secretary has strong ties to the privatization and investor community. 
Two House Democratic lawmakers are pushing to protect the predatory, for-profit college industry.
Third Way conceds most of its money comes from Wall Street executives.
The conservative group ALEC, now in the news, also played a role in Nelson Mandela's struggles.