Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/19/2014
By Jim Lynch on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:51pm
Our program TUESDAY, 8-19; 1:00PM EDT will focus on an update of ALEC and the Koch Brothers. With Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions by the Supremes, we can see clearly the trajectory of a massive influx of ideological poison in our electoral system and owned governance.
Our featured guest is Nick Surgey. Nick is Director of Research at The Progressive in Madison, WI. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and The Guardian. His research has also been cited in Mother Jones magazine, The Nation magazine, on MSNBC, and many other places including the Colbert Report on Comedy Central. Nick was previously Staff Counsel at Common Cause, where he led the research and legal work on their ALEC and Supreme Court Ethics projects. His passion for working towards social justice has found him previously working with the UK non-profit Refugee Council, at an immigration and asylum law firm, as a union officer, and as an activist/campaigner.