Defend democracy in the South.

eric cantor

The energy lobbyists linked to Trump's offshore drilling plans

Sue Sturgis

The Trump administration unveiled plans to expand offshore drilling at last week's conference of the National Ocean Industries Association. Launched by Exxon in the 1970s to represent the offshore drilling industry, NOIA has been investing in politicians from Southeastern states where its members would like to do business.

randall luthi

What does the Virginia Tea Party upset tell us about Big Money in politics?

Chris Kromm
Rep. Eric Cantor's startling upset in Virginia's Republican primary may have been one of the few cases where Big Money suffered a defeat. But at the same time, it may also have been a message from voters signaling their frustration about the Big Money establishment's enduring power.