Alex Kotch, American Prospect

Alex Kotch

American Prospect

New York, United States

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Recent:
  • Truthout
  • American Prospect
  • Sludge
Past:
  • Rewire
  • The Guardian
  • Paste Magazine
  • DeSmogBlog
  • The Nation
  • VICE
  • International Business Times
  • Popular Resistance
  • AlterNet
  • Salon.com
  • and more…

Recent articles by Alex:

Democratic Leaders Rake In Corporate Cash as "the Squad" Sticks With Small Donors

A Sludge analysis of new second-quarter campaign finance reports has found that the Democratic leaders in the House combined to take in nearly $1.2 million in contributions from corporate and trade association PACs. → Read More

Bernie Sanders Challenges Joe Biden to Stop Taking Money From Big Pharma

Biden, who opposes Medicare for All, received donations from at least 15 top Big Pharma and health insurance executives. → Read More

Democratic Leaders Rake in Corporate Cash as "Squad" Sticks With Small Donors

House Democratic leaders take in nearly $1.2 million in contributions from corporate and trade association PACs. → Read More

The Nonprofits and Businesses Making Millions From Detaining Migrant Children

Here are the 61 vendors making money from migrant children operations. → Read More

Who Is Making Money From CBP in Your State?

U.S Customs and Border Protection has been detaining children in squalid conditions at the border. See which companies sell their goods and services to the agency and where they’re headquartered. → Read More

Who Is Making Money From CBP in Your State?

U.S Customs and Border Protection has been detaining children in squalid conditions at the border. See which companies sell their goods and services to the agency and where they’re headquartered. → Read More

Biden Lobbyist Is Fighting Measures to Crack Down on Foreign Election Influence

Biden is not shying away from associations that may aid foreign interests. → Read More

These Corporations and Public Charities Funded the State Abortion Bans

A web of state and national groups spent millions of dollars on organizing and lobbying in the states to pass this year’s abortion bans. But where did the money come from to make this all possible? → Read More

Koch Network Alums Are Going Full-On White Nationalist

Two young men with links to Koch-funded political operations were recently outed as members of Identity Evropa. → Read More

McConnell’s Tobacco 21 Bill Exposes States to Big Tobacco’s Wishlist

Sludge produces investigative journalism on lobbying and money in politics. The American Prospect is re-publishing this article.Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McC → Read More

Koch Network Alums Are Going Full-On White Nationalist

Two young men with links to Charles Koch-funded academic and political operations were recently outed as members of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa. → Read More

Biden’s Climate Adviser Earned $1 Million From Natural Gas Company

Current 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden has a “middle-ground” climate approach that will promote natural gas, potentially enriching his adviser’s former employer. → Read More

Dems Overseeing Finance Industry Take Money from Group Supporting Racist Auto Lending

Sludge produces investigative journalism on lobbying and money in politics. The American Prospect is re-publishing this article. Buying a car is a significant purchase for many Americans and should be a fair and transparent transaction, free of discrimination,” said House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters at a recent hearing on discrimination in → Read More

Mainstream Charities Are Bankrolling Islamophobic Hate Groups

More than 1,000 nonprofit foundations poured $125 million into 39 anti-Muslim organizations from 2014 to 2016. → Read More

Mainstream Charities Are Bankrolling Islamophobic Hate Groups

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ new study analyzes the deep-pocketed donor networks behind the rise in American Islamophobia. → Read More

Beto Says He Won’t Take Fossil Fuel CEO Money—But He Already Has

Two Houston-based oil and gas CEOs each gave the maximum allowed donation to O’Rourke’s campaign on March 29. → Read More

Reps Questioning Megabank CEOs Own Stock in Their Companies

Ten of the Financial Services Committee members who will question the CEOs of the largest banks in the U.S. are personally invested in those banks and positioned to benefit from the companies’ growth. → Read More

As it Works to Stifle Primary Challengers, DCCC Takes More Money from Corporate Lobbyists

A number of lobbyists representing major health insurers and oil and gas giants are bundling big checks for the DCCC. → Read More

Where the 2020 Candidates Stand on Campaign Finance

Sludge is tracking the 2020 presidential candidates’ money-in-politics promises. → Read More

America’s Biggest Christian Charity Funnels Tens of Millions to Hate Groups

The National Christian Foundation passed along $56 million from anonymous individuals to nearly two dozen anti-LGBT and anti-Muslim hate groups over the last three years on record. → Read More