While the national press has been focused on counting Democrats and Republicans in the next Congress, they are missing what was a preview of the kind of political fighting we’re going to see in the next two years: anonymous donors funneling large sums of money through 501(c)4 organizations to hide their activities from view. In the battle over California’s Prop 23 — a proposal to repeal CA’s landmark 2006 global warming law — that’s exactly what happened.
For a preview of what we’re sure to see on a large scale in the next two years, I’d like to introduce you to a small little group called the Adam Smith Foundation . . .