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Alex Kotch

Alex Kotch

Alex Kotch, PhD is a campaign finance expert and investigative reporter. He helped launch the money-in-politics website Sludge. He and his former colleagues at International Business Times won a “Best in Business” award from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing for their coverage of the 2017 Republican tax legislation. Alex’s work has been published by more than two dozen media outlets including The American Prospect, The Nation and Read more about Alex at his personal website.

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ALEC Inspires Lawmakers to File Anti-Critical Race Theory Bills

Right-wing politicians have misconstrued the term’s meaning and convinced many of their constituents that teaching an honest history of racism in America is akin to telling white students to hate themselves and their country.

Don Wiener ·

Koch's Americans for Prosperity Continues Its Assault on Medicaid During Covid

In the states that have not expanded Medicaid, residents have to weigh the costs of health insurance and medical care against other essential needs, such as housing, food, and transportation to work.

Don Wiener ·

Parler Is Now in the Hands of a Right-Wing Extremist Seeking a Radical Rewrite of the Constitution

Mark Meckler has a long history of creating organizations to mobilize far-right activists.

Alex Kotch ·

Meet the Real Dark Money GOP Donors Who Funded Those Who Voted to Overturn the Election

Major companies and executives of Wall Street firms, fossil fuel businesses, a casino empire, and a shipping giant supplied super PACs and other outside spending groups with hundreds of millions of dollars to elect the Republican election deniers.

Alex Kotch ·

Koch-Funded Legal Group Pushes to Allow Mass Evictions During Pandemic

The CDC's eviction moratorium update "is symptomatic of a system that has always and continues to work to benefit the profiteers."

Alex Kotch ·

American Legislative Exchange Council Backs Trump on Confederate Monuments, Policing

ALEC’s decision to align itself with a racist and divisive president marks a dramatic return to the organization’s earlier support for racist policies, and comes at a time when 90 percent of Black Americans disapprove of Trump’s response to the murder of George Floyd.

Don Wiener ·

Secretive Right-Wing Nonprofit Plays Role in COVID-19 Organizing

CNP's founders include multiple members of the conspiracist John Birch Society and Paul Weyrich, co-founder of the Heritage Foundation and ALEC.

Alex Kotch ·

ALEC Leading Right-Wing Campaign to Reopen the Economy Despite COVID-19

ALEC is attempting to use the national crisis to leverage movement on its pro-corporate policy agenda. 

David Armiak ·

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