Big Ag’s Legal Engineering

Big Ag’s Legal Engineering

As this spring began, another branch in the biotech giant Monsanto’s sweep around any meaningful regulation of its products burst into bloom. Monsanto and its fellow “Big Six” pesticide and biotech companies — Syngenta, Dupont, Bayer, BASF, and Dow...
Obama’s Inauguration Sells Out

Obama’s Inauguration Sells Out

He did it. Unfortunately. Sadly. Disappointingly. President Barack Obama, reversing his own honorable precedent for his first inaugural, has chosen this time to have corporations pay for his second round of big shindigs. This multimillion-dollar infusion of corporate...
Romney Passes the Torch to Taxpayers

Romney Passes the Torch to Taxpayers

One of the mysteries of life in these curious times is that millions of Americans are enjoying the benefits of government — but are either unaware of it or in denial. A 2008 study found that 40 percent of Medicare recipients, 44 percent of Social Security...
Radioactive Ties

Radioactive Ties

Not only does corporate political money shout, scream, bellow, and bay in our elections, but afterwards it quietly slips into the back rooms of power to talk softly about payback. Meet Exelon Corporation, America’s biggest electric utility, owner of our...
Overturning Citizens United

Overturning Citizens United

From tractors, chemicals and seeds, to farmers and food workers, supermarkets and consumers, there’s not a part of food and agriculture that big, often multinational, corporations don’t dominate. Much the same could be said about our democracy as campaign...
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