Feeding Frenzy

Open Secrets

  • Tech giants named in Trump’s executive order lobbied against similar laws for years June 1, 2020
    President Trump's executive order follows years of accusations from Republicans of anti-conservative bias on social sites like Twitter and Facebook. The post Tech giants named in Trump’s executive order lobbied against similar laws for years appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Ian Karbal
  • Election spending boosted by secret money tops $100M as IRS ends donor reporting rules May 28, 2020
    'Dark money' groups are funneling millions into the 2020 election, and an IRS rule finalized this week will allow them to keep their donors secret from federal regulators. The post Election spending boosted by secret money tops $100M as IRS ends donor reporting rules appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Karl Evers-Hillstrom
  • Democratic super PAC meddles in contentious GOP primary May 27, 2020
    A Democratic super PAC is funding attack ads in an already derisive GOP primary race in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District. The post Democratic super PAC meddles in contentious GOP primary appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Ian Karbal
  • Outside groups help Biden close the digital ad gap with Trump on Facebook May 27, 2020
    High-powered super PACs are helping Joe Biden make up ground on Facebook against President Donald Trump, who has dominated online advertising since he took office. The post Outside groups help Biden close the digital ad gap with Trump on Facebook appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Karl Evers-Hillstrom
  • Conservative ‘dark money’ network rebranded to push voting restrictions before 2020 election May 27, 2020
    Co-reported with The Guardian: A conservative group fighting to restrict voting before the 2020 election is part of a 'dark money' network helping Trump reshape the federal judiciary. The post Conservative ‘dark money’ network rebranded to push voting restrictions before 2020 election appeared first on OpenSecrets News.
    Anna Massoglia and Sam Levine

 

ACLU

  • Know Your Rights While Protesting Police Brutality June 2, 2020
    The right to protest is fundamental to our democracy and enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, people across the country have taken to the streets to demand racial justice and an end to police brutality and systematic racism against Black people. Especially in t […]
    ACLU
  • President Trump has No Idea How Online Speech Works May 29, 2020
    Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at bullying social media companies and online platforms into changing how they moderate content online. The order came the day after President Trump tweeted that Republicans feel that social media platforms silence conservative voices. And, notably, just days after Twitter’s decision to place a fact- […]
    Kate Ruane
  • Anthony Romero on Leading in a Time of Crisis May 29, 2020
    Anthony Romero started his job as executive director of the ACLU just seven days before September 11, 2001, and he’s been with us ever since. The subsequent “war on terror” presented new and widespread threats to civil rights and civil liberties. Now, he faces a new challenge: leading the ACLU during the COVID-19 pandemic. He joined the podcast this week to […]
    ACLU
  • Maine’s ISP Privacy Law Does Not Violate the First Amendment, Much as ISPs Would Like for It To May 29, 2020
    Without many of us even realizing it, our use of the Internet reveals deeply private information about us, ranging from the contents of our communications to details about our finances, health, and exact location. This information — especially when aggregated — provides an intimate window into our personal lives and can reveal a great deal of personal, priva […]
    Arianna Demas
  • Recidivism Will Only Decrease if Successful Reentry is Embraced as an Antidote for Mass Incarceration May 29, 2020
    While there are many policies drafted and bills legislated, really the only components that comprise successful reentry to the community are skills, support, and shelter. Thinking about what I needed when I came home from prison looks much different now than it did 20 odd years ago. Back then, I thought serving my time in prison was my punishment; I didn’t k […]
    Lewis Conway

 

Brennen Center

Unable to display feed at this time.