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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.

Articles

News and Features

After drugs were found aboard the Ping May, a vessel owned by his wife’s family’s company, Colombian authorities are investigating.

Documents obtained by The Nation show former Governor Mike Rounds’s campaign manager may have improperly awarded state economic incentives to firms in which he and the candidate held investments.

Post–Citizens United, candidates aren’t supposed to coordinate with “outside” spending groups—but even that minimal restriction isn’t being enforced.

Venture capitalists and for-profit firms are salivating over the exploding $788.7 billion market in K-12 education. What does this mean for public school students?

As the Obama administration counts on Saudi Arabia as a key ally against ISIS, the kingdom flexes its muscles in Washington.

Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of IS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors?

Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line.

Right-wing operatives with links to big retailers going after worker centers like the Restaurant Opportunities Center.

While trumpeting “pension reform,” the New Jersey governor placed retiree assets in the hands of hedge fund managers bankrolling his political career.

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

Blogs

Advocates for countries most affected by climate change are outraged.
Has Republican Ed Whitfield unethically supported the interests of his wife’s firm?
Executive action could eradicate dark-money flows through government contractors. 
In Pennsylvania, Democrats won almost half the votes, but a far lesser percentage of the House seats.
A Republican Senate could threaten the EPA and reverse some environmental policy gains.
Mitch McConnell isn’t a stranger to doubting science—he also pushed back on medical anti-smoking claims while accepting lavish...
Documents reveal Charles Koch founded the group that’s protecting oil industry handouts.
Vitter’s report claims that environmental and public health foundations are responsible for spreading “bogus propaganda.”