Whaddaya know? The Heartland Institute rides again: https://www.heartland.org/about-us/who- ... l-matthewspulga wrote:Senate must have role in Paris climate deal
Just so you all know who you're reading:
"Institute for Policy Innovation" ? Who dat?? http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/In ... InnovationMerrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation
"State Policy Network" ? Who dat?? http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/St ... cy_NetworkIPI is an associate member of the State Policy Network (SPN), a network of right-wing "think tanks" and other non profits spanning 49 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. ...
The conservative Capital Research Center ranked IPI as amongst the most conservative groups in the US, scoring it as an "eight" on a scale of one to eight. IPI has received funding from corporations like Exxon Mobil and organizations like the Kochs' Claude R. Lambe Foundation, Scaife Foundations, the Bradley Foundation and others.
this is kinda fun, in a gruesome sorta way ...The State Policy Network (SPN) has franchised, funded, and fostered a growing number of “mini Heritage Foundations” [emphasis added] at the state level since the early 1990s. SPN is a web of right-wing “think tanks” in 49 states, Puerto Rico and the U.K. It is an $83 million right-wing empire as of the 2011 funding documents from SPN itself and each of its state "think tank" members. Although SPN's member organizations claim to be nonpartisan and independent, the Center for Media and Democracy's in-depth investigation, "EXPOSED: The State Policy Network -- The Powerful Right-Wing Network Helping to Hijack State Politics and Government," reveals that SPN and its member think tanks are major drivers of the right-wing, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)-backed corporate agenda in state houses nationwide, with deep ties to the Koch brothers and the national right-wing network of funders.
Hey! We got back to Trump!!The Koch brothers -- David and Charles -- are the right-wing billionaire co-owners of Koch Industries. As two of the richest people in the world, they are key funders of the right-wing infrastructure, including the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the State Policy Network (SPN). In SourceWatch, key articles on the Kochs include: Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, Americans for Prosperity, American Encore, and Freedom Partners.
That's not SourceWatch but - just for variety - Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heritage_FoundationThe Heritage Foundation (nicknamed Heritage) is an American conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. The foundation took a leading role in the conservative movement during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, whose policies were taken from Heritage's policy study Mandate for Leadership. Heritage has since continued to have a significant influence in U.S. public policy making, and is considered to be one of the most influential conservative research organizations in the United States. After the 2016 election of Donald Trump as U.S. President, Heritage played a major role in shaping his transition team.[emphasis added]
all the way down? Looks like it.