Demonstrators rally outside the Pennsylvania Capitol Building regarding the continued closure of businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic on May 15, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.Mark Makela / Getty Images

‘Liberate’ Rally Organizers Worked to Criminalize Anti-Pipeline Protests

The Save Our Country coalition, which supports “liberate” protesters, is deeply tied to ALEC, a conservative group that has helped to pass laws in eleven states ratcheting up penalties for protesting near oil and gas pipelines.

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Dems Hire Oil and Gas Astroturf Group Lobbyist for Environment Subcommittee

Kristi Parrott is joining the Subcommittee on Environment from HBW Resources, where she lobbied Congress on behalf of an astroturf group for oil majors.

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GOP Effort to Subvert Democracy Heads to SCOTUS

The conservative Supreme Court majority may hand state legislatures unchecked control over federal elections.

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Hochul’s Stadium Swindle

The New York governor’s billion-dollar subsidy deal for a new Buffalo Bills stadium could reward her husband—and is the latest example of the state squeezing the Seneca Nation.