Updated Ugandan guerrilla leader Joseph Kony has forced more than 60,000 kidnapped children to kill for him. Nonprofit crusaders Invisible Children say they’ll stop him, but the group has its own problems.
In this episode, we talk with Maplight.org’s executive director, Dan Newman. Maplight, which lobbies for greater transparency in government, is a nonprofit group dedicated to illuminating the connection between money and politics. Its data reveals which politicians are on the take and the source of questionable political contributions.
From the Wash Po: “Five conservative nonprofit organizations, including one run by prominent Republican Grover Norquist, ‘perpetrated a fraud’ on taxpayers by selling their clout to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Senate investigators said in a report issued today.”