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Corporations have directed a gusher of money to climate-change deniers in Congress.

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

George Mason University School of Law Professor Todd Zywicki.

Academics get paid by financial firms to testify against Dodd-Frank regulations. What’s wrong with this picture?

Dollarocracy

Special interests dominate Washington and undermine our democracy.

ALEC protest

Its annual conference proved that ALEC is still cozy with the NRA—and still pushing the agenda of giant corporations and right-wing ideologues.

AT&T

As the company moves to Internet-based telephone service, it’s looking to shed regulatory obligations that benefit low-income Americans.

Dollar bill

Washington institutions esteemed for their independent scholarship don’t disclose donations from corporations and foreign governments.

Capitol Hill building

Disclosures reveal that corporations and lobbying firms award six-figure bonuses to staff who leave to take powerful positions on Capitol Hill.

Wall Street

Battalions of regulatory lawyers burrowed deep in the federal bureaucracy to foil reform.

Pills

How Republicans and industry profiteers are targeting high school students, welfare applicants and the unemployed.

Blogs

Has Republican Ed Whitfield unethically supported the interests of his wife’s firm?

November 17, 2014

The FCC has opened a debate on Net Neutrality. Activists must raise an outcry to assure it does not lead to a pay-to-play Internet.

May 14, 2014

A new US trade representative is a former lobbyist pushing for limits on Internet freedom and draconian intellectual property policy.

February 27, 2014

Lee Fang visits Democracy Now! to discuss “The Shadow Lobbying Complex,” his latest feature for The Nation.

February 21, 2014

Members of Business Roundtable, a corporate lobby advocating for cuts to retirees’ benefts, have retirement acounts more than 1,200 times the size of the median American worker's. 

November 19, 2013

Big business used to buy into the center-left consensus. Then, suddenly, it didn’t. 

November 13, 2013

A previously unknown “secret bank” funds massive projects to overturn Obamacare, mangle Social Security and advance austerity.

September 12, 2013

As labor and civil rights groups demonstrate, watchdog groups seek federal and state inquiries.

August 8, 2013

Just give free-market ideology a few seconds of your time and you, too, can join the 1 percent!

July 16, 2013

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013