Money and Politics

Pharma Lobbying — Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Pharma Lobbying — Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Been to the pharmacy lately to pick up a prescription and find that your drug cost and/or copay has gone to the moon? Pharma companies, they really should be called cartels now, spend a lot of money to keep these prices high.

Congressional Democrats Need to Take Lesson from Texas

Congressional Democrats Need to Take Lesson from Texas

As Texas state Democratic lawmakers on Monday undertook a daring effort to deny their Republican colleagues the quorum needed to ram through a sweeping voter suppression package, progressive advocates and observers implored congressional Democrats to act boldly to protect U.S. democracy from the GOP onslaught.

ExxonMobil Lobbyists Admit to Anti-Climate Actions on Video

ExxonMobil Lobbyists Admit to Anti-Climate Actions on Video

While ExxonMobil’s decades of sowing public doubt about climate science and the impact of fossil fuels have provoked various lawsuits, secretly recorded videos released Wednesday expose how the company continues to fight against U.S. efforts to tackle the climate emergency.

When Will Democrats Realize that They Won the Senate?

When Will Democrats Realize that They Won the Senate?

After eight years of living under the dictatorial rule of Mitch McConnell, Senate Democrats as a group still appear to be laboring under some sort of political version of PTSD. This is pretty evident by the fact that McConnell, now the minority leader, is still running the same obstructive game plan he has always run.

The Koch-Funded Forever War Against Voting Rights and Democracy

The Koch-Funded Forever War Against Voting Rights and Democracy

Make no mistake about it. The Koch brothers, now reduced by one by the death of David Koch in 2019, have poured billions of dollars into the destruction of our government. Their actions, documented by many sharp-eyed investigative journalists, have been ongoing for decades.

The Politics of Solutions Versus the Politics of Obstruction

The Politics of Solutions Versus the Politics of Obstruction

Republican stalwarts like Mitch McConnell, to whom obstruction of any forward progress is like breathing, are not just trying to make life difficult for folks like Bernie Sanders or Chuck Schumer. He wants them to not even bother trying.

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