How shadowy organizations creeped into American politics
You don't have to live and breathe politics to know about the NRA or Planned Parenthood. These organizations influence our democracy in big and small ways, and they’re pretty public about it.
But what about those organizations that operate more in the shadows? Sometimes these organizations have just as much influence as the household names.
So why don’t we know about them, and what do they mean for our democracy? This hour, we investigate some of these shadowy organizations. Plus, we’ll zoom in on an organization targeting both LGBTQ+ and abortion rights in the U.S. today.
- Anne Nelson: Author of Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right
- R.G. Cravens: Senior research analyst with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project