The Business Roundtable is attempting to restrict shareholders' rights as utilities and fossil fuel companies face increasing scrutiny from investors over climate change.
The Bradley Foundation underwrote new efforts to undermine popular public policies that help women and families.
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Andrew Smith is the author of "Totally Wired: on the Trail of the Great Dotcom Swindle" and"Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth." You can follow him at @wiresmith.