BREAKING: NOM jumps into NC Amendment One battle as bigot road show descends into state this weekend

By: Friday March 2, 2012 7:56 pm

Here we go, get your battle gear on. The National Organization for Marriage has officially declared war on LGBTs in North Carolina. Brian Brown has his hat in hand. Here’s the latest e-blast from the professional anti-gay organization. Why? I’ll explain after you take a look at this garbage.     FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 [...]

Koch Brothers’ pal Art Pope: his big bucks are key to NC marriage amendment effort

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 10:39 am

There is a great piece by my friend Chris Kromm of the Institute for Southern Studies up today, at its project Art Pope Exposed, that reports on the money man behind the marriage amendment in NC — the infamous Koch Brothers’ pal, multi-millionaire Art Pope (full disclosure: I’m on the board of the ISS.). Pope [...]

How the GOP and Art Pope put the brakes on NC’s Purple electoral trend

By: Wednesday October 5, 2011 1:57 pm

A cautionary tale of what happens when the GOP decides to halt progressive change in a state’s politics — in this case, North Carolina, through the power and money of Art Pope. Jane Mayer’s piece in the New Yorker, “State for Sale: A conservative multimillionaire has taken control in North Carolina, one of 2012’s top [...]

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