Alex Kotch is an independent investigative journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. His stories about politics, the environment, education and social justice have appeared at AlterNet, DeSmogBlog, Salon, Facing South, The American Prospect, BillMoyers.com, Truthout, Truthdig, Raw Story, National Memo, EcoWatch, Vocativ and The Brooklyn Rail. He has made TV and radio appearances on RT, The Thom Hartmann Show, The Real News Network, Time Warner Cable News and Georgia Public Broadcasting. His research and reporting have been featured in The New York Times, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Journal, Jacobin, Media Matters and Harvard Political Review, among others publications. Alex is also a research associate at The Institute for Southern Studies, based in Durham, North Carolina, where he studies and writes about money in politics. Follow him on Twitter: @alexkotch.