Common Cause calls on IRS to stop ALEC’s charity status

Common Cause, the national voter advocacy organization, has taken on the corporate interests of the American Legislative Exchange Council, by presenting evidence to the IRS that ALEC is a political lobbying group, and not an organization where membership is considered a charitable gift. The organization wrote a letter to the IRS, Tuesday, urging them to… Continue reading Common Cause calls on IRS to stop ALEC’s charity status

The Effluence of Influence

"On the mornings that had once throbbed with the dawn chorus of robins, catbirds, doves, jays, wrens, and scores of other bird voices there was now no sound; only silence lay over the fields and woods and marsh." - Rachel Carson, in her seminal book about the unchecked use of pesticides in post-war America ,… Continue reading The Effluence of Influence