WP Creative Group

Background Washington Post Creative Group is an advertising agency owned by the Washington Post. Founded in 2014 as WP Brand Studio and sometimes labeled as WP Brand Connect, WP Creative Group makes native advertisements for the Washington Post.1John Ebbert. “Defining Native Advertising Success At The Washington Post,” Ad Exchanger, July 30, 2014. Archived August 14, […]

Caesar Rodney Institute

Caesar Rodney Institute Background The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) is a 501(c)(3) public policy think tank based in Delaware. “We believe that markets work and that government’s role should be limited to activities that cannot be better served through private means,” CRI notes in […]

Philip Stott

Philip Stott Credentials *Philip Stott’s archived faculty profile at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies does not specify at which London school he received his bachelors degree, or what his major was. In Stott’s acknowledgements for his 1981 book, Historical Plant […]

Deepak Lal (1940–2020)

Deepak Lal Credentials Background Deepak Lal was an economist, a professor of international development, and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Lal passed away on April 30, 2020 at age 80. Deepak Lal was associated with the Institute of […]

Alan Moran

Alan Moran Credentials Background Alan Moran is an economist and former employee of the Australian think tank Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), which has campaigned heavily against carbon price legislation. Moran’s personal website is called “Regulation Economics.” Australian opinion writer Tristan Edis described Moran as […]

Ernest Moniz

Ernest Moniz Credentials Background Ernest (“Ernie”) J. Moniz is a nuclear physicist who served as the second United States Secretary of Energy under the Obama administration, from 2013 to January 2017. After leaving government in 2017, Moniz founded the non-profit Energy […]

Brownstone Institute

Brownstone Institute Background The Brownstone Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (TIN 87-1368060) that, according to its website, was “created by policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020.” The Brownstone Institute was founded May 2021 by Jeffrey Tucker, a columnist for the far-right […]

Jason Funes

Jason Funes Credentials Background Jason Funes was an assistant in the Office of External Affairs of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) during the Trump administration. His appointment was announced on May 26, 1917 among 18 other new hires at the department, including Daniel Jorjani and Timothy Williams.1“Interior Announces 19 New Hires,” U.S. Department […]

Pathways Alliance

Pathways Alliance Background The Pathways Alliance is an initiative of Canada’s six largest oil sands producers responsible for about 95% of Canada’s oil sands production including Canadian Natural, Cenovus Energy, ConocoPhillips Canada, Imperial, MEG Energy and Suncor Energy.1Jan Gorksi and Eyab El-Aini. “Waiting to Launch” (PDF), Pembina Institute, September 2022. Archivd .pdf on file at […]

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson Credentials Background James Michael (Mike) Johnson is a Republican politician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District. The House Republican majority elected Johnson to the post of speaker of the House on October 25, 2023, three weeks after the ouster of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).1“Rep. Mike Johnson […]