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Articles By David Moore

Here Are the Lobbyists and Corporate Execs Collecting Checks for Pete Buttigieg

As the Buttigieg campaign stops releasing its bundler names and blocks press from fundraising events, here are some of the pharmaceutical and finance executives behind its rise in the big money race, and three attorneys whose donations were returned.

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2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

McKinsey Employees Open Their Wallets for Alumnus Pete Buttigieg

Executives from the consulting firm’s energy, banking, and health care practices have maxed out to Mayor Pete's presidential campaign.

Fund Drive Update: We’re Still Here!

Looks like we’ll be able to keep publishing until at least the end of the year. Huge thanks to all our new members!

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

How to Pay For Medicare for All Without Raising Taxes: Cut the Pentagon’s Budget

With a clearer picture of how Medicare for All can be financed through reducing military spending, voters can debate the merits of a single-payer system without needing to consider any new taxes.

Update on the (Uncertain) Future of Sludge

Sludge is seeking hundreds of new members as we face a potential shutdown. We need your help to stay afloat.

Ditch the Unemployment Rate

Does President Trump really have the benefit of a strong economy heading into the 2020 election year?

Opinion
Immigration Primary category in which blog post is published

Ogilvy Employees Confront Boss Over CBP Contracts Following Sludge Report

Sludge's reporting on CBP contractors inspired employee protests at the ad agency Ogilvy, prompting follow-up reports in NPR, the Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed News, AdWeek, and many local outlets.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

National Grid Asks Customers to Help it Lobby for a New Fracked Gas Pipeline

The utility company implemented a moratorium on new service in the NYC area after a billion-dollar fracked-gas pipeline project was rejected by New York and New Jersey governments, and is now pressing its customers in a last-ditch lobbying effort.