On a hot July afternoon, Brian Fallon, the Clinton campaign’s national press secretary, made his way to the Rhode Island Democratic Party headquarters. The meeting with state party officials and delegates was supposed to signify the campaign’s transition into general election mode and to appease the delegates in a state that favored Senator Bernie Sanders in […]

When asked about powerful lobbying organizations, state lawmakers across the country often don’t point to the NRA; instead, they refer to the astonishingly influential Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). The organization, founded in 1983, rose to prominence concurrently with the fundamentalist Christian movement in the eighties. Today, it boasts approximately 80,000 members and a […]

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