November 15, 2016

The Intercept Lee Fang November 8, 2016 As Donald Trump finishes his campaign with a promise to break the control of Washington by political insiders, his transition team is preparing to hand his administration over to a cozy clique of corporate lobbyists and Republican power brokers. “Our movement is about replacing a …

September 9, 2016

Slate, September 9, 2016 By Henry Grabar Pre-emption has become the most powerful statehouse tactic of our time. In May 2011, Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker approved Senate Bill 23, which prohibited the state’s municipalities from enacting paid sick leave laws. From the outside, it might’ve appeared as if he was …

September 8, 2016

SF Weekly September 7, 2016 by Jonathan Greenberg During the past decade, five counties in California and three in Hawaii have passed common-sense public-safety laws to protect public health, organic agriculture, and clean water by regulating farms that grow pesticide-soaked genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Now, San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit Court of …