Billions of federal taxpayer dollars to gp to for-profit companies in order to implement Trump’s executive order
Political Lobbying articles on Democracy Chronicles
Political lobbying is a legal practice of petitioning the government enshrined in the Constitution but has been supersized in the modern era by well-financed lobbies having outsized impact on government decision making. Efforts to highlight and correct the oversized impact that the powerful few have over government will be highlighted in this section. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics.
Corrections industry influence, felony disenfranchisement and prison gerrymandering undermine democracy
A great interview on how the current immigration crisis is tied to a successful year for private jails
Revealing the secretive way that employees negotiated with beer and liquor companies to underwrite the effort
Being a rich greedy subversive traitor does not make you a great man, it doesn’t matter if you make the stock market go up while you are destroying people’s lives. What a legacy, he was known for being a rich A—hole.
Someone needs to get to the bottom of a Russian oligarch’s funding of the NRA gun rights group
Members of Congress meeting with lobbyists to discuss legislation to deregulate the country’s largest banks
Some frustrated observers suggest that a return to earmarks would grease the wheels for appropriations bills
The mass shooting at a Florida high school in February has reignited the long-running debate over gun laws
Interrupting the revenue stream of politicians from certain lobbying sources could make them defy the NRA