Alex Kotch, Sludge

Alex Kotch

Sludge

New York, United States

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

Recent articles by Alex:

Facebook Is Making Millions by Promoting Hate Groups’ Content

Despite a company policy banning hate speech, the social media giant has taken in nearly $1.6 million from hate groups since mid-2018. → Read More

Former Biden Chief of Staff is Fox News’ Top Lobbyist

A former key Biden official began lobbying for the rightwing news channel in July, a recent filing shows. → Read More

Former Biden Chief of Staff is Fox News’ Top Lobbyist

Sludge produces investigative journalism on lobbying and money in politics. The American Prospect is re-publishing this article.When Rupert Murdoch sold part of his 21st C → Read More

Charles Koch Is Funding a Campaign to Kill Food Stamps and Medicaid

The group has already achieved some victories in states including Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and West Virginia. → Read More

Death and destruction: this is David Koch's sad legacy

Anarcho-capitalism was the real cancer plaguing the billionaire libertarian. And it spread across universities, halls of Congress and the White House → Read More

Delaney Super PAC’s Biggest Donor is Wife of Former Health Care CEO

The $50,000 donation is one of many ways individuals tied to the health care industry are supporting the anti-Medicare for All candidate. → Read More

ICE Contracts Are Booming. See Which Vendors Are in Your State.

Companies and other entities that make money from Immigration and Customs Enforcement contracts are flush in 2019, thanks to President Trump's harsh immigration operation. → Read More

ICE Contracts Are Booming. See Which Vendors Are in Your State.

Companies and vendors have made over $12.7 billion from contracts with ICE since 2010. → Read More

As Charles Koch Cultivates Anti-War Image, Koch Industries Profits from Defense Contracts

The right-wing billionaire has teamed up with unlikely ally George Soros on “military restraint,” but Koch Industries subsidiaries make millions by supplying the Navy with circuitry. → Read More

Koch Industries Cultivate Antiwar Image While Profiting From Defense Contracts

Koch Industries subsidiaries have made millions by supplying Navy ships with circuitry. → Read More

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