The Fight for LGBT Equality in Kansas

The historically bright red state is in the national spotlight this fall as Democrats and independents, with support from moderate Republicans, threaten the dominance of the hard-core social conservatives who have created a framework of anti-LGBT laws and policies as wide-ranging as anywhere in the United States. MORE...

Welcome to our new site

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014: David Brock, founder of Media Matters for America and New York Times best-selling author, is relaunching the American Independent, formerly a network of state-based digital news-gathering operations founded in 2006. Under a new model, the organization will fund individual journalism projects, with an emphasis on exposing the nexus of conservative power in Washington and with the potential for informing the public debate and influencing national policy. MORE . . .

The Gun Lobby's Secret Weapon

With the rise of the Tea Party in Congress, gun rights advocate Larry Pratt has gained the power to derail and delay gun legislation that enjoys broad public support, including expanded background checks. He's also been injecting falsehoods and amplifying paranoia among a growing network of right-wing gun activists.   MORE...