Don Wiener

Don Wiener is a contributor to the Center for Media and Democracy. Don has 40 years experience working as a policy analyst, researcher, media strategist, and coalition coordinator for dozens of community, public interest, labor, and environmental groups. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Trump has failed to address the connection of many of the monuments to slavery, retweeted a video showing one of his supporters yelling “White power!” earlier this month, and defended people who fly the Confederate flag on July 15. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Thursday, July 16, 2020
American Legislative Exchange Council Backs Trump on Confederate Monuments, Policing
Eight years after disbanding its task force on Public Safety & Elections due to controversy over its “Stand Your Ground” and voter ID legislation, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is diving back into some of the most divisive social issues of our time. ALEC, a pay-to-play...
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In Kansas, home to Koch Industries, AFP is still making the fight against expanded Medicaid a legislative priority. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Friday, March 13, 2020
Despite Coronavirus Threat, Americans for Prosperity Still Leads Fight Against Medicaid Expansion
In opposing Medicaid expansion, Koch-funded organizations have increased the likelihood of the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. Fourteen states have not expanded Medicaid as allowed under the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, and in many of those states the Koch-funded Americans for...
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"Americans for Tax Fairness estimates that the Kochs will get $1.4 billion from the Jobs and Tax Cut Act of 2017, money that could be used to pay asbestos victims before they die." (Photo: Wikicommons) Views
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
ALEC’s Deadly Asbestos Agenda Benefits Koch Industries, Nationwide
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) named Missouri Republican state Rep. Bruce DeGroot as a “Legislator of the Week” in June. Why is ALEC so fond of DeGroot? Because he has cheerfully championed ALEC legislation to restrict the right of terminally ill, asbestos victims to sue over...
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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Koch Compliance: Georgia-Pacific Plants Have Troubling Health and Safety Record Including Seven Deaths
Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is known for extolling the virtues of his own management system, “Market-Based Management.” He credits this system, which he has trademarked and promoted in a series of books, as the key contributor to the success of Koch Industries, one of the largest...
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