News Articles By Lisa Graves

14 April 2014
The Progressive magazine and the Center for Media and Democracy are merging! Walking in the footsteps of "Fighting Bob" La Follette, we will continue to break big news, expose the Robber Barons,... more
26 November 2013
An excerpt of this article was published last month based on the November cover story of In These Times magazine, written by the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, which... more
12 November 2013
Scholars at UC Berkeley recently released a study finding that low wages in the fast food industry cost taxpayers $7 billion every year in a raft of social supports that subsidize the salaries of... more
29 October 2013
The Center for Media and Democracy is submitting the testimony below to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights for the hearing today on... more
28 October 2013
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding an important hearing examining the harmful effects of the so-called "Stand Your Ground" gun laws that were promoted for years as a "model" by the... more
22 October 2013
This is a special excerpt of the cover story of In These Times magazine, written by the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, which publishes PRWatch.org. The documents leaked... more
18 September 2013
Today, the Koch-funded "Freedom Partners," which secretly distributed $250 million during the 2012 election season, posted its first federal tax report which uncloaked several Koch-related entities... more
10 September 2013
George Zimmerman -- the Florida man who shot teenager Trayvon Martin to death -- has landed in the news again, after a panicked 9-1-1 call Monday from Shellie Zimmerman in which she told a police... more
19 August 2013
The Wall Street Journal's latest defense of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), penned by WSJ Editorial Board Member Stephen Moore, fails to disclose Moore's deep ties to ALEC. Moore... more
15 August 2013
This year's annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) had fewer corporations listed as sponsoring that meeting for a seemingly smaller total amount of revenue. Based on... more

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