NRA to aid and abet fascist Governor Walker

From: Larry Miller’s blog Dateline: Wisconsin Again April 15, 2012 By Brendan Fischer – Originally posted on the Center for Media and Democracy’s Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker asked members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) for “help” and “support” in his upcoming recall election in a speech at the organization’s annual meeting on April 13, where he received […]

U.S. House votes to deregulate for-profit colleges

American Legislative Exchange Council member and wind-up politician and arch-conservative, Virginia Foxx on the congressional floor       A recently submitted House Bill, H.R. 2117, would repeal a regulation commonly known as the “state authorization rule.” This rule is a mechanism designed to ensure that colleges adhere to state laws that govern them if […]

Georgia & North Carolina for profit college deregulation tied to ALEC

In an article written for, entitled: How North Carolina’s Shock Doctrine Artists Are Resegregating Higher Education, I describe how in 2010, an alliance of conservative republicans took over the North Carolina legislature for the first time in 100 years and are now busy implementing legislation which can be traced back to the American Legislative […]

Private Prison Industry Had Heavy Hand in Drafting and Passing Arizona’s S.B. 1070

By Jesse Strecker An investigative report released this month by In These Times details how Arizona’s anti-immigrant S.B. 1070 law not only promises dramatic financial benefits for the private prison industry, but that lobbyists and administrators working for private prison corporations such as Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and Geo Group, played substantial parts in […]