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Lisa Graves

Lisa Graves

Lisa Graves is executive director of True North Research, which investigates and exposes those distorting American democracy and public policy. She is the leader of  BOLD ReThink, which is focused on responding to the Powell Memo and advancing bold alternatives. The former executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, she served in that role from 2009 to 2017. Previously, Graves was Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of Legal Policy/Policy Development and served as Chief Counsel for Nominations for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for Senator Patrick Leahy.

Articles by this author

 

This Is Not the Culmination of the Right-Wing Legal Movement—It's the Dawn of It.

The unelected hard-right faction now in power on the Court is poised to allow the most restrictive laws possible to be applied to women's bodies while ruling hands-off of regulating corporations whose products are harming our planet.

Lisa Graves ·


Who Bankrolled Ginni Thomas as She Sought to Overthrow the 2020 Election?

And who funded the $1.5 million ad buy attacking Ketanji Brown Jackson and promoting justice Thomas?

Lisa Graves ·


12 Years After Citizens United, the Supreme Court's Right-Wing Revolution Continues

The only possible silver lining of the reactionary John Roberts' Court—itself brought into being by billionaires and dark money—is that perhaps it will fuel a fresh wave of citizen activism to overturn these regressive rulings.

Lisa Graves ·


Your Mail Is About to Get Slower and More Expensive—Blame Trump's Men, Seriously

Privatization is a very possible outcome as GOP appointees at the highest levels deploy the disaster capitalism playbook from inside the nation's cherished Postal Service.

Lisa Graves ·


The Secret Corporate Memo Behind Today's Guerilla War on Campus Progressives

For the health of our democracy, we need to disarm the war on knowledge and reason that was inspired by the 'Powell Memo' and carried out by the Koch network and its right-wing army.

Nancy MacLean ·


I Think I Was a Lobbyist for the Koch Brothers—I Just Didn't Know It

In the past decade, with nearly unlimited wealth, Koch's political operation has injected hundreds of millions of dollars into elections through a constellation of nonprofits and LLCs.

Lisa Graves ·


Ahead of Hearing, Calls Grow for Postmaster General DeJoy's Removal

Despite the destructive sabotage by the USPS Board of Governors and Louis DeJoy hope for meaningful reforms still exists.

Lisa Graves ·


Will Amy Coney Barrett Stand by Her Man? He's Betting a Second Term On It

"I have never seen a president in my lifetime that has disavowed the results of the election before they've even happened."

Bill Moyers ·

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